In fact the content of the documents is not being notarized by the Lawyers. It is the person that is sitting in front of the Notary and that Notary witnesses them signing, also also stating that they look like their identification picture of their passport or ID Card.
In many cases involving Government docs an Apostilled stamp is needed and these can only be done at an Embassy or Consulate. These are embossed stamps. numbered and signed off by the Minister.
What kind of stamp do i need
Normally the company or person wanting verification of the person states clearly who shall be able to make the notary statement or give the stamp. Note the name, commission expiry date and the state or area of the Notary.
Normally another document is added to make a statement
Thai888 Law has 5 Notaries
Please make an appointment should you want anything notarised. It would also help if you could explain what the docs are or even better send a picture of the doc, so that we can advise you on if a Notary or an Apostille is needed.
I thought I would drop you a line with some flattering news, I gave our Wills to an acquaintance of ours who does a lot of work on wills for a large group of Lawyers, I wanted to take out the word Thai in regards to probate as all our investments are in Australia, he said you can do it yourself by filling out a Codicil form, which I will do, the main reason for this email is to say he was extremely impressed to the high standard of our Wills, he went on to say the standard of our Wills was far higher than in Australia in fact he hasn’t seen better including the quality of the paper, so I thought I would pass on his comments to you and especially to Jeab (thai888 law Director) who I believe put our Wills together, it’s good to see that the work coming out of your office is world class, you should put this on your wall so prospective clients become aware of who they are dealing with.
Hope all is well with you and your Thai888 Law staff, we are keeping well over here, not doing much while this pandemic is around, Queensland is doing very well with no fresh cases for more than a month we are starting to see an ease of restrictions but until a vaccine comes along we all have to be very diligent, please give Jeab (Director) a hug from both of us and keep safe.
I felt stuck and was feeling defeated. I appreciate that you were able to give me some suggestions on how to move forward.
I want to express all my gratitude and I highly recommend you !
Mr Kelvin. You are my Angel in Thailand…… Thank you for your kind advice about how to handle my current situation. I felt stuck and was feeling defeated. I appreciate that you were able to give me some suggestions on how to move forward. I want to express all my gratitude and I highly recommend you !
My name is Nora, I live in Mexico City.
Thai888 Law thanks you Nora and glad we could assist you in this issue.
Law, Lawyer, repatriation, services, Will, Living Will, Law firm, Attorney, Solicitor, Funeral. All in the one company and guaranteed to save you time and money. One phone call or email is the start. If you cannot come to Thailand for any reason then we can do everything for you. The Embassy, Police, Hospital, Cremation, Repatriation, then wrap up the estate with a court order.
Many times I get a call asking how much is a Will or I have written my own and can you take a look at it.
Yes I can and I do. From my experience, I see many things that the Judge at the Probate hearing will question me or the Executor on. Many people say well I have a Will in my country and so that is enough or I don’t have anything and so what does it matter. Or let someone else take care of it as I will be dead.
Are you dying tomorrow or in the next 20 years, as the Will is “at the time”
Most people (Testators) don’t understand that the Will is written today and may last for 20 or more years. During that time, your life will change. Your assets may grow or you may be left something through someone else’s Will or you may get married and have children. Don’t laugh as I know several guys that retired in Thailand, found a new lease in life and a new spark and started a family. You may become senile, suffer a stroke or heart attack, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or an accident, that leaves you incompetent. Therefore, when making a Will it should be written to cover existing and future assets and people. It states at the time that you were competent and is good enough for the courts.
Thai language in the Will
If you live in Thailand then you know that things can get lost in translation very easily. A well written Will can save many issues, time and money later on. Thai888 Law has excellent translators on staff, that will translate the Will into Thai, send you a copy in Thai and English so that you understand the last contract you will ever be involved with. You can read this, understand it and sign it in front of our legal staff, with proof that you are competent to enter into this contract. This makes it hard to contest.
Children and their future under inheritance
Children are protected under the law. However, making your child an heir to your assets is prudent of you, in wanting to protect their future life possibly without you. However, the children need to be protected by a controller of property until they are 20, then they can manage their own affairs and finances. The controller is usually the mother, and in some cases not the best choice, as they have no experience in managing your estate and your childs legacy. Therefore we offer Thai888 Foundation as the controller of property to safeguard the assets and your children’s future.
came about as in many cases where I handle probate or in writing the Will the Testator (you) wishes to safeguard the asset to look after the Childs schooling, food, housing, etc. and the Foundation can do this if you leave the assets in your Will to Thai888 Foundation or make a donation before you pass away. There are no trusts in Thailand available to us and so this is the next best asset protecting vehicle, until your child reach the age of 20 then they can inherit the balance. The Foundation is fully Government checked and is monthly accountable and audited every 12 months. There is a board of directors (3) to keep the Foundation running ethically, morally and accountable. There is one Australian Director Kelvin Bamfield that has lived in Thailand 24 years and is a founding member of Thai888 Law, Abroad Funerals Thailand and Thai888 Foundation. Kelvin has extensive experience in both local and international Law and Probate Law in particular and considers Thailand to be his home. Kelvin can call upon the many legal staff to solve any issue and litigate any matter in court.
Old Age and who will look after you
Many clients worry about when they get old who is going to take care of them and in an honest professional way. When one’s memory fades and someone says I will look after you, well, in some cases this doesn’t last long, as the money runs out fast, as its not manage properly. Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s is a slow creeping decease and forgetting PIN numbers, account logins, user names is all part of getting old. In many cases this personal information is given to someone and this is not always a good thing, as you might forget and then the next thing all your savings are gone.Thai888 Foundation can assist you in this matter and can secure you now and in your future. Don’t forget you are a foreigner in another country and whatever family you have left, may not care to look after you in your old age. email [email protected] as we can help.
Donate to Thai888 fondation
many people when making their Wills leave a % to the Thai888 Foundation. However, should you want to assist others whilst you are still alive, then you can legally donate some money to us now. This helps with our minimal overheads, to helps others, and is good karma for you. Many of my clients already donate to the larger charities and thank you for this. However, these large charities have many overheads and this is opposed to Thai888 Foundation thinking. All of our donations go to our 3 member board for allocation to those that will go on to making themselves and their families lives better. It is seed money donations to make the Thai families become self sufficient. This is in keeping with the thoughts and plans of the late great Rama 9 King of Thailand. Self sufficiency was one of his pet projects, and he wrote many books on this philosophy. In a small way we are keeping in line with these teachings. https://thai369.com/en/the-ro-sustainable-development-is-thailand/
Self Sufficiency & Thai888 Foundation
For example, King Rama 9 recommends that each farmer divide his farm into four, with 30 % dedicated to growing rice, primarily for family consumption, with the surplus to be marketed, 30 % dedicated to building a water reserve to be able to meet agricultural needs even in the event of drought, 30 % dedicated to food crops, vegetable garden, fruit trees, but also breeding of chickens, ducks, cows and buffaloes, both for the family’s food and the production of natural fertilizers for the crops and finally 10 % for housing and access to the farm. Thus, he gives a very practical and accessible illustration of his theory.
This method of charity allows the Thai people to not exist on a hand out, but rather be productive and have self worth and pride.
Thai888 Foundation does not simply hand out money and move on. We seed small farms to give the local Thai people the first few steps up and a head start in building a small producing farm. That produce goes to market and is then reinvested back into the farm. Each cycle the farms output increase and lifts the welfare of the farm owners until they become self sufficient. This should take 6 to 12 months.
Expat foreigners in Thailand should they choose to invest in their future and health, can be looked after by the Foundation. And when they are in their final days of life we can make sure their Will and wishes are in place. Thai888 Law, Abroad Funerals Thailand, Thai888 Foundation can do as promised, as we have proved it over the years and have won the top awards in 2021, 2022, 2023 for our services. Why would you consider any other companies to look after you, when we can manage everything under our watchful eye?
Many foreigners have young families in Thailand and Thai888 Foundation can safe guard their assets until they are 20. Your assets are preserved by us and we manage their deliver to your Beneficiaries when needed. Whether this is cost of living, education, school fees and costs, it doesn’t matter as we administer all through the Foundation.
There are many other ways the Foundation can assist and if you have a special circumstance please contact us with your questions.
Thai888 Law, Abroad Funerals Thailand & Thai888 Foundation have been awarded the top award for Wills and Probate & most innovative company in South East Asia and Thailand in 2021, 2022, 2023.
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Our team of English as a first language are dedicated to helping you navigate through all aspects of your case including Last Will & Living Wills drafting up Notary documents such as Power Of Attorney (POA) or dealing with Embassy staff , police officers , hospital administrators or banks on your behalf .
We offer an extensive one stop service center based out of Pattaya Thailand that can assist you no matter where you may be located .
We understand how important it is that any wills probate matters are handled quickly efficiently by professionals who know what they are doing so we strive towards making sure these needs are met every time .
With three offices throughout the region we provide easy access for anyone seeking help when it comes down to wills probate related cases. We offer an extensive one stop service center based out of Pattaya Thailand that can assist you no matter where you may be located . We understand how important it is that any wills probate matters are handled quickly efficiently by professionals who know what they are doing so we strive towards making sure these needs are met every time . We provide easy access for anyone seeking help when it comes down to wills probate, criminal, civil, company, real estate related cases.
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Thank you to Thai888, losing my dad was devastating but it was made even more difficult due to being in Thailand when we live in Australia. Thai888 have been amazing and taken care of everything for us. They kept us informed every step of the way and helped put our minds at ease. Thank you Thai888 for your care, kindness and professionalism.
This is because expats often have assets in multiple countries, and the laws governing inheritance can vary from country to country.
If you die without a will, your assets may be distributed according to the laws of the country in which you die. This means if you are not officially married your partner may not receive any benefit.
This may not be the way you want your assets to be distributed, and it could lead to a lot of confusion and conflict among your loved ones.This may not be the way you want your assets to be handled, and it could lead to a lot of confusion and conflict among your loved ones.
A will allows you to specify who you want to get (inherit) your assets, and it also allows you to appoint a guardian for your children if you die while they are still minors. This is called the controller of property and Thai888 Law is in the process of starting up a Foundation to assist in these matter.
A will can also help to ensure that your assets are distributed quickly and efficiently after your death. Normally applying to the courts and settlement could take 6 months.
Here are some of the specific benefits of making a will as an expat:
You can specify who you want to inherit your assets. This includes both your loved ones and any charities or organizations that you support.
You can appoint a guardian for your children if you die while they are still minors. This at the moment is a Controller of Property and its not entirely a good situation as this person may also die. This will ensure that your children are cared for by someone you trust. Our Foundation is being set up to do this.
You can choose the way in which your assets are distributed. For example, you can choose to leave your assets to your loved ones in equal shares, or you can leave a larger share to one person. Or a charity or a foundation that can manage the assets into the future.
You cannot avoid the probate process in Thailand. The probate process is time-consuming and can be expensive, and it can also be emotionally draining for your loved ones. Especially if the will is badly written and contested in court. A will can help to streamline the probate process and make it easier for your loved ones to inherit your assets.
Banks. the Land Office, the Embassy, property in your own country, pensions, savings etc. all require a document from the court (a Grant of Probate) to release these properties to the people you want to give them to.
If you are an expat, it is important to make a will as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, and it will also help to protect your loved ones after your death.
Here are some tips for making a will as an expat:
Choose an attorney who is familiar with the laws of the country in which you live. This would be award winning Thai888 Law, also dealing in international probate matters.
Make sure that your will is in writing and that it is signed and witnessed by two people. In Thailand this is normally in Thai and English so all parties can understand it.
Keep your will in a safe place where your loved ones can find it after your death. Normally a copy is held in Thai888 Law offices.
Review your will regularly to make sure that it still reflects your wishes. Should you buy or sell any assets we simply attach this to your will, free of charge.
Making a will is an important step in estate planning, and it is especially important for expats. By following these tips, you can ensure that your will is valid and that your wishes will be carried out after your death.
Ensure your hard earned assets are safe. Make a Will with Thai888 Law Co. the best Will writers and Probate Law people in Thailand as awarded.
We have won the top award for 2022 and so why would you go to another company.
A Will is critical for smooth passage on many things. First is the arrangement of a funeral cremation burial, as it nominates who is in charge of this, and that is the Executor.
Second is passage through the court systems and again the Executor or the administrator plays a critical role in success.
The Executor MUST know what they are doing and 99.9% don’t. DONT name your friend as the Executor as you think its some badge of honor. It is not and it is a very legal matter with hospitals, police, family and embassies involved.
OUR LAST FUNERAL WAS DELAYED AS THERE WAS A HOSPITAL BILL TO PAY BEFORE THE RELEASE OF THE BODY. THE DELAY WAS 4 WEEKS.
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN. I CAN ACT AS THE EXECUTOR OF HAVE DONE SO FOR MANY YEARS. AS THE EXECUTOR I PAY ALL THE BILLS TO STOP DELAYS.
I cannot say enough how My wife and I appreciate all that you have done for us after our son’s passing in Thailand. The funeral arrangements were perfect, how you handled the paperwork for bringing his remains home and dealing with the probate was done in such a professional manner. We can’t thank you enough and would recommend you services to others with similar unfortunate circumstances.
Thai888 Law has been providing Will testaments for years, perfecting our documents and customer services. In keeping all aspects of the business in-house, we registered Abroad Funerals Co. and no longer outsourced events and this minimized most problems. This merg also save on our resources which led to more efficiency and cost savings to clients. Many reviews showed us we were doing something right. From these changes we received recognition as the most innovative company in Southeast Asia in 2021 2022 and the best Wills and Probate Law company in Thailand in 2022.
In 2023, through our experience in Probate court cases, we discovered that many expats lack family members to inherit their assets, leading us to suggest donating to charities. Additionally, some expats have young families, and certain assets cannot be transferred to them until they reach the age of 20.
Thailand’s absence of enduring power of attorney creates situations where assets and money must be set aside for the future care of a partner. For example, if an older partner intends to leave everything to a younger partner who subsequently becomes terminally ill and requires care in the future.
Thailand lacks trusts or escrow accounts accessible to ordinary individuals, which complicates the preservation and future use of assets. Our experience in this area has been challenging.
Recently, Thai888 Law applied for the establishment of the Thai888 Foundation, and we are currently in the registration process for this new phase of our companies.
Our vision for the Thai888 Foundation involves utilizing funds and assets to support small start-up projects and provide financial assistance to children for their basic needs, education, clothing, and fees. We have already been engaged in such activities for several years, but now we aim to formalize and legitimize our work.
To ensure effective management, the foundation will have a board of directors and an accountant who will assess and allocate funds to each project. Some projects have already begun, including an organic farm that is now operational and will serve as a model for similar initiatives. Regular evaluations will be conducted to ensure that funds are utilized for sustainable self-sufficiency.
Another ongoing project is the establishment of a school in Chiang Rai, where children are receiving education and nutritious meals.
We have also undertaken a project at a temple in Lopburi, renovating it to the extent that young men can now be ordained as monks. Previously, the temple was in disrepair, attendance was low, and families couldn’t afford ceremonies. Now, this important ritual is accessible to more families.
We rely on your continued support to fund these and other projects and to protect your assets into the future. For further information, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you.