One method of obtaining land in Thailand is to marry a Thai spouse. A Thai spouse is allowed to buy land or property providing that they can prove the funds used are the separate property of the Thai spouse when they sign declarations at the Land Department. However, anybody considering this method should consult with a lawyer as, in effect, this may result in the non-Thai spouse waiving their rights on the land or property. This can become very problematic in the event of the couple divorcing.