Dear Mr Bamfield all the Thai888 (Law) Abroad Funerals) team (Pattaya) , I would like to wish you and your team a massive and truly heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for Ray, his adoptive Thai family, myself and his UK based brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces. Under normal circumstances when I got the news he had left us I would have been on a plane in person but this was not possible. What could I do? It was Songkran and the embassy was closed. From the FCO they gave me the list of regulations and papers that were needed and Ray died without leaving an executor . How could I manage all that remotely from Switzerland?. And then I found you and you took all that worry away from me. You knew exactly what needed to be done and I immediately felt safe, secure and confident that you and your team would take care of everything. And you did beyond my expectations will all the calmness and respect for a family grieving for the loss of their loved one. Perfect in fact. I did manage to be present live (Facebook) (link here) and thank you for the live link and the recording. It was truly amazing from beginning to end. The walk around the temple (link here) , the readings, the offerings, the committal, the monks, the floral tributes was just well what can I see but… truly amazing. Thank you and may God bless you all for all the great work you are doing for those in need and do not know where to go. May you all have great success and I wish all good luck for the future. With very best regards and thank you from the bottom of my heart. David (Dave) McEwen PS: You are welcome to post this testimonial and thanks to your website. PPS: If you are partial to a G and T yourself, when I am able to visit Thailand I will come to your office and make you one personally! All the very best. (this was in reference to the G&T skills of Raymond and read in the Eulogy) Dave
CONGRATULATION TO Thai888 Law and staff = I am delighted to contact you today, with the results of the South East Asia Business Awards 2021 hosted by APAC Insider. With absolute pleasure, I can confirm that Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals has been named; Most Innovative Legal & Funeral Services Firm – Thailand = SO our marketing strategy of making our companies a 1 stop for clients has worked. Please feel free to contact us on legal matters as we are open during Convid times
I just finished watching a short video on making a Last Will and Testaments and frankly I was a little confused by the jargon used, and so i think most of you would be confused as well. This is my job full time at Thai888 Law and so I hope to take any confusion out.
I live and work in the Pattaya area and know many people that have businesses, family and overseas assets that they want to protect should something happen to them.
Many people call and say its a simple Will and shouldn’t take to long or complicate things. It usually takes a few days to draft something for you and then after you’re OK it then we print it for you to sign. Most of the time things go well and occasionally not so well as if the Will is badly written there could be court cases later
What could legally go wrong
For a start trying to write your own Will is OK but what if you miss a word or a phrase or signature. This opens the door to court action later.
I did a talk at the Pattaya Expats Club (PEC) and the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC), in fact many talks, about Murphy’s Law and this is simply “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. But if the Will is properly written then chances are if it goes to court you will win.
The most important person in the Will
This would have to be the Executor as they are the managers of the Will after you die. They need to take the Will to court and give testimony to say they are a fit and proper person to manage the Will. This person in order to get to court has to apply through a Lawyer and the Lawyer gets a court date for them. They appear in Court and normally the judge gives them the power to go to the bank and close the accounts, go to the land office and change the name on the Chanote (Title Deed), sell the cars and bikes, pay the bills and donate items to charity. There is a lot of work and all the docs require a legal person, plus someone that speaks, reads and writes Thai. At Thai888 Law Company we have 2 offices set aside for this and have made Wills for 100’s of people from all over the World and in different languages.
World wide assets
Definitely DONT put this in your Will as there are something you need to talk to me about before you do. There are different laws around the World and so you don’t want the lawyers fighting over whos law to follow. There are tax issues as well. email me or call email@example.com Your assets if in Thailand don’t need to be mixed up with other countries issues.
Revoke other Wills
Another DONT, as if you have any property in another country, and a Will to cover it and it says revokes (takes away its power) all other Wills and Codicils (additions) then these maybe used to cause an issue in the courts, and the winners will be the Lawyers, Solicitors, tax man.
You dont need to pay big money for a Will
Thai888 Law has been making low cost, very affordable Wills for the Expat community for many years and our reputation for fairness is well known. Ask around and you will find our Wills and service very competitive. We have even been praised by the Australian Lawyers society for our bench make excellence and being able to Notarise the document for Australian Courts.
Staff at Thai888 Law speak, read and write Thai and English
Our staff work with you until you are satisfied with your Will in Thai and English. Once you approve the documents, we print, you come into sign in front of our 2 legal staff and a picture of you is taken. This proves that you were competent (in a healthy frame of mind and were not forced to make the Will) as later on your Will has to go to court and the Judge can see the picture.
First of all send me an email and I will send you a checklist of what docs we need to draw up and translate the Will. The checklist covers your property, who is the next of kin (NOK), who gets the property in your Will (Beneficiary), and who is the manager (Executor) of your Will, who to contact in Thailand and in your home country, your Embassy. All names, addresses and contacts are included and of course should something happen to any of the above, we list alternative people (this makes the Executors job easier) as well.
Making your friend the Executor
This might seem like and honor to nominate your friend however, its a lot of work and a lawyer has to be involved too, and in most cases they will resign from the role as they don’t have the knowledge or language to deal with these government departments. Resigning is another step in the court process and not necessary if you write the Will properly in the first instance.
Registering the Will
This is no longer necessary. You will receive a signed copy of the Will and the other goes to the Executor. Keep then in a safe place. We can scan your signed Will and send to other people involved.
Executor of the Will
I have heard people at the various clubs say the Lawyers acting as the Executors steal all the assets. I understand the Law and there are approx 66 of them that are concerned with the Will, the Executor, the Beneficiaries and the assets and so it is not easy to steal anything. There is a solution to this and so have a co Executor. As, in some cases the other co executor is over seas and cannot come to the court case in Thailand and the other Executor can act for them. Under Thai Law these people are responsible for each other.
Thai888 Law has another company called Abroad Funerals and together we can arrange everything from making the Will, the funeral, Court and sending the properties back to the people in your Will. No more running from company to company as we do everything, saving you time and money. AND all in English.
Thai888 Law has the experienced staff and reviews to make your Will properly. We have a full time Australian probate officer, that deals with Probate & Will issues all over the World. So call us for professional advise, as you never know and its always best to be prepared. Lastly you don’t want to government to get your hard earned property.
This post is in no way to undermine Government initiatives in dealing with the Covid issue.
2020 has turned out to be a year of misdirection, misinformation, bankruptcy, psychological damage, censorship in an unprecedented massive scale, fines for not adhering to the unscientific laws and no transparency. It has been shut up or the law will shut you up!! And this was done as no one really new where this event was heading. However, scientists at the front line were opening stating that there was no pandemic and they were labelled conspirators and anti vaxxers – and now these same professionals are being proven right as you can see below
The media has fanned this event to unbelievable heights and scared the vulnerable into pleading for a vaccine at any cost. All the normal testing procedures and the long term effects of the new untested mRNA nano based vaccine have not been adhered to as people are desperate for a vaccine
However, 1000s of doctors and professors are banned, censored, shut down and some even died for their views on Corona 19.
As the year unfolded and now into 2021 many of the truths are finally coming out and the lies the media told us are being undone with fact and sciences
For a start we were assured that our DNA was safe and not altered in any way by the vaccines (by the way they are gene altering drugs and not registered as vaccines). If you dared to question the safety you were vilified, censored, shut down, banned by Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – now later we get proper scientific reports here from Jan 2021
Now in Jan 2021 here is a report proving that our DNA is in fact altered and this was known to people associated with the hysteria from CDC WHO etc. However with millions of doses of the vaccine already inside the bodies of ill informed humans we just need to see what will happen.
One apparent side effect is that the vaccine does make the body react and produce antibodies, hence the sore arm, headaches and associated lethargy (several other effects and sometimes death). However what is expected that when the body is infected later with another coronavirus like the seasonal flu then the bodies immune system over reacts and goes into “cytokine storm,”
The body overreacts as it has nano based “vaccine” and goes into overdrive and causes more damage to its own cells than to the invader it’s trying to fight. Link
Another myth debunked was that Vit D didnt help however this has now been disproven and it does help. Besides its natural and if it helps why not take it? Why ban posts for suggesting anyone look after their immune systems? if it doesnt hurt then take it just in case it works, but no this news was banned and censored from people and they were steered towards the vaccine (that want even on the market!!) Link
Finally these pandemics has peaked and fizzled out many times – think AID’s, SARS, MERS, Common seasonal flu, H1N1 and behind the scenes has been Doctors professors hospitals relying on grants to survive (think the Tabaco debacle where all the doctors said nicotine is not addictive) later to be proven wrong and massive fines
Last, when I was a kid this appeared in Australia on TV to scare everyone that we were all going to die from AIDS – it was terrifying for kids as you can see by the images – not only was everyone scared children that had an immune disorder were banned from school. Well kids do get immune system disorders and life if sad sometimes as some dont make it. Have a look at this pandemic as some died but again they died from many disorders but AIDS or a corona virus was blamed. Now in Australia the Government has destroyed the economy and the debt is now approaching 2 trillion dollars and this will take 8 generations of children to pay it back. All for what?
I understand there are many out there will potentially compromised systems and you need hope in a vaccine however the first line of defence is your own body. Exercise, eat right, take vitamins, have no stress as that will kill you, enjoy life and get out there and get some sunshine.
Whats AIDS propogander “the grim reaper” imagine what this does to a kids mind? click THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA works and so dont listen to them or no all forum type of people – get info from reliable scientists (check WHO and CDC and UK gov websites as they are continually updating there info as most of it has been revised)
Thai888 Law started off as a small business venture has now become 2 companies working together under the same management to streamline the legal issues that come with a foreigner passing away in Thailand. This allows clients to make 1 phone call to arrange all things to do with hospitals police morgue funeral embassy court probate. This unique model has evolved over many years as Thai888 Law began with 1 rented office and 1 staff member. Now our 2 offices has qualified legal and accounting staff that completed their degrees whilst working for Thai888.
Many of our clients living in Thailand make Living and Last Wills with us and unfortunately many pass away and in the old days we would outsource the funeral to Monkhouse Funerals. Various problems ensued with this system and to better manage this we registered Abroad Funerals Pattaya. With side by side offices we can arrange and manage everything all the way through to court grants and sending the assets back to the families. No other company does this in Thailand and reviews on our website show 5 stars and thankful messagesfrom clients that also became friends during these stressful times.
Thai888 Law began with criminal, civil, company, consumer and family LAW and now we have several experts to focus your enquiries. If you like its a one stop for all your needs and our fees are on the lower side.
Our CEO is an Australian and speaks English and has international experience with many countries and their probate laws.
An in house Notary service for when countries require you sign docs in front of a Lawyer is available. We have 2 offices and 12 qualified staff, our offices are easily access as there is handicapped parking and ramps. We hope to see you soon. firstname.lastname@example.org
My work is made simple as Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals has qualified staff to do the work for you. Corona has made it difficult in some ways.
We have in house qualified Lawyers, Funeral staff, Embassy contacts, police, hospital contacts and can arrange the cremation funeral repatriation by our own Abroad Funerals Company.
Corona Virus has destroyed 1000’s of businesses and peoples lives. For many months now many of our clients could not fly in to enjoy their condos, have a holiday, organise and attend a funeral for a friend or family member. It has been tragic and heart wrenching for many not being able to attend the farewell. Plus many pubs where people could meet for the “wake” were closed and so there were no stories and memories told.
Over the past year the families have asked me to do the speeches at the funeral cremation ceremony. Family and friends would send me emails of there friends life and funny times for me to read. My staff checked temperatures and wore masks and had the chairs spaced apart as per the law. As family and friends could not attend we did live video streaming and their reaction / feedback was wonderful (although there were up to 12 hours time differences). At least the family could see the farewell, the beauty of Thai temples that did the ceremony, the monks chanting and the water ceremony. On some occasions we even had Thai traditional dancing.
The main thing is that all can be arranged through us with a few calls and now with WhatsApp, Skype, LINE, Messenger, we can talk about the families wishes and all for free. Also, sending documents we need instantly for the family to print sign, scan and send back to us, is such am incredible advancement in technology.
Probate is where Thai888 applies to the court to manage the estate of the deceased
Due to Covid the courts have been closed for some months now and this has delayed many court applications and decisions. Before we could wait 3 months to get a court date and now this maybe longer. If this is the case and I am the Executor of the Will I personally advance the money to the hospital and all other bills that come in as we cannot wait to make the funeral happen. In some cases the family will transfer the money to us to clear the bill so that we can get all the documents we need to allow the funeral to progress.
One thing I have noticed is that due to Covid the amount of documentarian needed has increased and so please use an Executor to manage your Will properly as otherwise settlement will be delayed. Thai888 can be your Executor and please don’t listen to urban myths about Lawyers stealing all the assets as there are many laws to protect the Will, the Executor, the estate and Beneficiaries.
All Wills and the Executor have to be cleared by the court by testimony and then the court gives a Grant of Probate to unwind the estate and sell things, transfer property, close bank accounts.
The courts have made this process easier as the Executor is normally required to attend court however with Covid and not being able to fly in a Power of Attorney (POA) may be used instead.
It is a very complicated matter with the Police release, Hospital release, Embassy, Consulate, Letter of Release, transport, temple, cremation certificate, City Hall Death Certificate, translation, return of ashes. And this is just for the cremation. Probate is another matter and so take it seriously and do it the right way to save any issues or someone contesting the Will or the Executor. www.thai888.com https://www.facebook.com/pcecclub.org/photos/3521702087950845
How to write a bad Will
Idiots guide to Will writing
The story is all to familiar in that a person to save a few bucks writes the Will themselves.
There are very specific legal terms like Testator, Beneficiary, Executor, Witnesses and if you dont know what they mean then dont write your own Will
Many English have accounts in the neighbouring countries to try to avoid the dreaded “Death Duties ” taxes of the United Kingdom and so in wanting to get the most return on money people save it in a tax haven country like the Isle of Man, Sheffield, Singapore, Hong Kong etc.
However the tax man has great patients and can wait until you die. Then the document you wrote comes into play to get the assets you worked so hard for and saved.
If the docs are not correct then your Beneficiary cannot get any of the assets you worked and saved. These offshore banks sit there while the Beneficiary or the Executor make challenges to get the money. They do not have to work with you and may ignore you.
It may take years.
You definitely will need legal assistance as there are many forms designed to find all the money and assets anywhere in the WORLD.
When writing your Will you should be aware of keeping assets in each country in a seperate Will – its not that expensive and will save thousands in legal bills and TAX.
Make an appointment to see me asap. email@example.com
I am English speaking Australian making life easier for you
The Covid has stirred up many emotions and divided people like never before. However, whats behind this. Thai888 Law are interested in the legalities and not so much the politics. THE GERMAN CORONA INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE and LAWYER DR. REINER FUELLMICH (Youtube keeps blocking the video)
I said many months ago that the first was was Corona, the second wave is financial (yet to come) the third wave is psychological and this is cause by the first two, plus underlying illnesses.
Please view this in light of the Law and that no man is above it.
Legal action is also happening in UK, Australia, France and the USA and so be prepared to get an education as the defendants have to disclose all and answer all questions as a matter of record.