About Pattaya Solicitors
If you live, work or are holidaying in Pattaya Thailand and need legal advice, assistance or counselling, then you need to speak to one of the reputable Thailand solicitors at Pattaya Solicitors - the best solicitors in Pattaya.
Pattaya Solicitors (commonly known as DMC Inter Law & Consultants) are Pattaya's premier law firm, offering the widest range of legal services in the city. Our firm proudly represents both domestic and foreign residents, who are in need of assistance navigating the often very complicated waters of the Thai legal system. From company registration, property investment, to will and testament and criminal cases, our highly experienced staff are here to assist you every step of the way, to ensure your legal needs and requirements are professionally met.
Our legal team is amongst the most experienced in Thailand, and is registered with the Lawyer's Council of Thailand as a fully legitimate law office.
We have been a mainstay on the Pattaya legal scene for many years, and are renowned as one of the top legal firms on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard. We are also recommended as the top firm in Pattaya by Embassies and word of mouth referrals.
Putting your case safely in our hands will ensure a fair and just outcome with minimal hassle.
About Pattaya Solicitors - DMC Inter Law
Founded in 2000
50 people in their team
The Thai judicial system is very different from that experienced by most visitors to the country, who are used to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Thailand works a very different method, which can cause great confusion and headaches to anyone finding themselves with a problem involving the police. A great deal of weight will be given to any allegation of wrongdoing when made by a Thai national, and it is important for any such issue to be resolved swiftly and professionally. It is essential that you have access to fast and reliable assistance in any matter, regardless of how minor the matter might seem to be. Thai laws, interpretations and penalties can be very harsh compared with those from your own country, and bail is not automatically given in most cases. Many foreigners have experienced irrevocable damage to their stay in paradise from an experience which could have been easily avoided with the correct professional advice from the outset. DMC employs a very professional team, well versed in all aspects of Thai criminal law, and can assist in providing a speedy resolution to most problems.
Visa & Immigration
Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for retirees and expatriates to settle down in. However, the allure and attractions to the Land of Smiles can often be overshadowed by confusing immigration laws and unscrupulous visa companies that deliver false promises and shady visas that can come back to haunt you in the future.
At DMC InterLaw, we have a team of legal professionals, all of whom are experts in Thai immigration law, and are here to assist you in acquiring the proper visa for your long-term stay in the Kingdom.
Visas for Thailand range from the sixty-day tourist visa, the yearly Non-Immigrant visa, to permanent residency status. Each type of visa has certain requirements that must be fully met in order to apply, depending on the nature of the visa being applied for. Our staff of professionals can arrange the visa that is the most suitable for your situation, and can also ensure that all the required paperwork is in perfect order for the application process. Once your visa is acquired, we can advise you on proper visa extension procedures that will allow you to stay and enjoy all Thailand has to offer.
Will and Testament
Our legal team is well versed in preparing Last Will and Testament, ensuring that your estate is properly handled after your passing.
Without a will, Thai law stipulates that the whole of your estate shall be distributed among your statutory heirs, some of whom you may prefer not to become beneficiaries.
Failing to write a will properly can also unintentionally burden your beneficiaries with years of litigation and outrageous taxes and fees. DMC has the expertise needed to ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you desire, and that your loved ones are not burdened with difficult decisions and litigation during what is sure to be a very trying time in their lives.
Due to the well-known fact that foreigners are not allowed to own Thai property outright, DMC provides complete company registration and maintenance services that will allow you to purchase your home here legally. Setting up a limited Thai company requires a laundry list of steps to be completed properly, all of which our staff is completely knowledgeable with, and can complete for you quickly and efficiently to ensure that your new company is above par in regards to the law. Having the painstaking process of company registration in the hands of a trusted professional will give you peace of mind that things are done correctly and in total accordance with Thai law. Once your company has been formed, we can help you to draw up any necessary paperwork dealing with the purchase of your home, as well as the annual company registration fee and the other mandatory aspects of your company's maintenance.
Thai Property Law
When you've made the decision to purchase property here in Thailand, you need an experienced professional who is intimately familiar with Thai property laws. At DMC, our legal team can help guide you through the different laws and regulations that govern purchases, sales and transfers of property.
Currently under Thai law, foreign residents are not allowed to own any piece of Thai property in their own name. The property must be purchased via a limited Thai company, or of course, the more risky option of placing the property under the name of your Thai spouse. Purchasing a condominium is significantly simpler than purchasing a detached house, but there are still many facets to owning Thai property that the buyer must be privy to prior to making a decision on whether or not to buy.
Since Thailand has become one of the world's most popular destinations for foreign expatriates who wish to relocate or retire for the ease of life and low cost of living, the abundance of new housing developments and real estate companies have flooded the local economy. With the seemingly endless choices out there, it's paramount that any potential buyer consults with a seasoned legal professional who can help you make informed decisions during this very important investment.
Civil & Human Rights
Civil Law & Litigation
When you've been victimized or have suffered a personal injury or loss through the negligence or fraud of an individual, small business, corporation or even the city, there may be many avenues of litigation that you can pursue to ensure that you are compensated for any damages that have occurred. The legal team at DMC Inter Law has years of experience in these types of matters, and our team of legal experts stands ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
DMC represents clients in the prosecution and defense of virtually all types of civil litigation, including:
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
- Property Damage
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Breach of Contract
- Commercial Disputes
- Intellectual Property
We will take on any civil case where it is apparent that the actions of the other party have resulted in personal loss or injury. We aggressively pursue a fair and just settlement via negotiation and/or mediation from the onset of our client's cases. However, in certain cases where neither party is willing to settle the dispute amicably, we are prepared to file suit and take your case to trial, and deliver just compensation.
Divorce & Family Law
When handled correctly, a divorce does not have to be an emotionally traumatizing event. The primary goal of DMC InterLaw in regards to divorce is to help our clients navigate through their legal situation as quickly and painlessly as possible so that they can move on with their lives. Our supportive staff understands it is a difficult time that wasn't planned for or even expected. At DMC, we can provide all the necessary information that accompanies the divorce process, and allow you to maintain some control over the sometimes overwhelming dissolution. We have handled hundreds of family law cases, and have a brilliant record of coming out on top in most court decisions. We can also help you with some of the post-divorce issues, such as revising wills that have your former spouse listed as a beneficiary, as well as any child support options that may be available to you.