Under Thai law, a husband and wife, or father and mother, have equal custody rights over their children.
However, in case the father and mother are divorced or separated, then it’s a different matter.
In such case, under Thai culture, Thai people as well as judges believe that mothers can take care and raise children better than fathers. As a consequence, the mother will have more opportunity to have a child stay with her, but the father still have the equal custody right.
If a father wants to have his child stay with him, then he has to achieve the burden of proof that the mother’s situation is not appropriate for the child, and it would be better for the child to stay with him, which burden of proof is not easy to achieve. Dr