IJCH 2016 Vol.2(4): 150-153 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2016.2.4.054

A Study on the Cohabitation of Minor as Husband and Wife Affecting the Quality of Life

Kamonwan Yoowattana
Abstract—According to the law of Thailand, a marriage can be a completedmarriage when the man and woman have reached the age of seventeen years old. But, if there are any appropriate reasons, the court may allow a couple to marry before reaching such age. Therefore, minors who have their ages up to the criteria set by law, they can enter into marriage with the consent of parents, just father or mother, adopter, or guardian depending on each case. The marriage by law will allow minors to become sui juris. However, if minors enter into marriage without permission, the marriage is counted as voidable. In this case, if the court has seen that there is an appropriate reason, minors may be allowed to marry under the age of seventeen. If the applicant is a person under the age of eighteen who has had sexual intercourse on child over the thirteen years old, but not exceeds fifteen years old with assent, the offender will not be punished, and he will be exempted from being minor as per Civil Law. It can be said that the conditions of marriage related to age and consent of minors are not strict. If it is a voidable marriage, and the cancellation of the marriage has not been ordered by the court until man and woman attain the age of seventeen or twenty, or if the woman is pregnant, the marriage is counted as valid from the time it was made.

Index Terms—Marriage, minor, law, wife.

Kamonwan Yoowattana is with Faculty of Humanity and Social Science, SuanSunandhaRajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: kamonwan.na@ssru.ac.th, nook_toto@hotmail.com)

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Cite: Kamonwan Yoowattana, "A Study on the Cohabitation of Minor as Husband and Wife Affecting the Quality of Life," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 150-153, 2016.

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