A Will document should be mandatory given the last 2.5 years we have been through with convid and the jabs. I say this as the last Will Testament is not only about your possessions or assets but about your body and who takes care of it, and the associated legal work
Embassy and Consulate procedures
There is a lot of red tape to follow and one issue that came about last week was, although this man was living out his twilight years in Thailand, he did not make a Will. He lived with his partner for over 10 years and thought that was good enough and she would take over when he passed. However there is no common law like this in Thailand.
Next of Kin or NOK
After he passed the Embassy was informed and they require the next of kin (NOK) to make the application for the letter of release (of the body) and as there was no listed next of kin, he remains in the morgue, until the Embassy can find someone to sign off on the docs require to make the funeral.
Fail to Plan , Plan to Fail
A little bit of planning would have saved all this and so PLEASE make a Will, particularly if you live in a foreign country. THANKS
Your hard work and money going to another
Normally people have assets and a beneficiary to give their assets to. If you don’t make this doc then you run the risk of decisions and your assets going to another unintended person
Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals have won top awards over the past few years for making things easier for every body including ourselves. We are making presentations regularly to Expats in Thailand and serve this community well
Top award winners 2021 and 2022
We have won the top Award for Wills and Probate as Kelvin (CEO) does this work everyday. He works locally and internationally and knows the issues regarding tax and jurisdiction and what countries have what rights