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.
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Dr. Stoyan Aleksov is Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Pathology and as such participates in a seminar of the European Association of Pathology. The main conclusion of pathologists from Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain is that the coronavirus is not deadly. No one died of coronavirus! To say that a person has died of a coronavirus must establish an inflammatory reaction that led to death without any other life-incompatible diseases. There are no such cases.
NOW whether you believe it or not you should try to have an open mind to see why this is happening.
The first thing people will say is that we are promoting a conspiracy theory and this is not the case as we have questioned the numbers coming out since day 1. The rate of infection, the death rate, quarantine, lock downs and the human side to all of this. My work states that the true cause of death is on the Death Certificate and autopsy. Anything else is made up.
The media has been totally irresponsible in promoting, yes promoting this pandemic at every turn. Their numbers are proving to be totally false and misleading. The media is controlled by the richest people in the World and what they say is not questionned at all. You need to realise that reporters work for someone and if they dont toe the line they cannot get salary or sell their story. The greater the story the better it sells. So i understand this. In fact this is across the board in all associated related businesses. From the UN to WHO and all the politicians in all the countries. Doing their best for us or who or what??
If you dont understand this, you need to ask a simple question. Why has all the media giants in the World all aligned into this media mammoth = dont belive me then look at Facebook and Mark doing an hour live to can Trump – yet Facebook takes down advice on Vit D and how it can help your immune system fight off viruses. If you cant see the collusion and the misdirection here then you are not reading enough.
Each country has their own agenda for the virus and they should be applauded for their efforts in “keeping the curve low” and “social distancing”, and these key words will be written into many University study guides in the future. Text books will be written questionning the sanity of the 2020’s and how this event unfolded and who was responsible. People are against each other in fighting over wearing a mask, whether it works or not, its now symbolic of following orders. The QR code is another example, most people dont do it properly but make out to be doing it to conform. If they dont do it though there is some aggression and people are already stressed enough so dont resist at all.
I feel for the children and mum and dad wanting to protect them. But in a childs mind this is the time for developing many new connections for the future and the ones there making now may have devistation effects in the future. This is a cost that cannot be measured.
With most things known about the virus and who gains or loses from it, we must now follow the money as most other issues with death and causes has been exhusted.
In al the mayhem and pent up stress BLM rose up however BLM was planned since the 2013’s (Trayvon Martin and Mr Floyd was an event just waiting to happen to catapault BLM into the front page. Then BLM donations started to roll in for bail etc. however its gone now into the billions and this money can be traced back to the Democrats, so there is a vested interest in this for sure.
In the coming months before the US election in November I fear we will see many more bad things happen, unfortunately.
Last if you dont believe any of the above then ask yourself this question. 6 months ago if I told you this would happen would you have said yeh your right or no I am an idiot and that would never happen?
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 was seeking answers to the Corona Virus 19 CV19 and came across this video I was looking for why the death numbers were so distorted, why are the media using the crude death rates (CDR) and saying these are deaths from CV19 . Dont get me wrong as a lot of people are stressed and they may have lost a love one from an underlying illness, but the media is being reckless beyond words by fanning this as a pandemic. I honestly prey that Dr Shiva is correct! as I dont want to see the World like this again. Whole countries are being shut down and 100’s of 1000’s of companies and SME’s shut down and bankrupted. I didnt understand why as the CV19 is an infectious disease however it doesnt appear to be fatal unless theres is some underlying disease. An example is that most people will get CV19, and most will live through it if they have a healthy immune system. SAME AS the seasonal flu. This is why mostly elder people with lung, diabetes, blood pressure, liver, kidney issues dont make it.
The numbers in the press are combined deaths all over the World and this is wrong.
Example: The main causes of death that contribute to a lower life expectancy in males than in females are ischaemic heart disease (0.84 years), road injuries (0.47), lung cancers (0.40), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (0.36), stroke (0.32), cirrhosis of the liver (0.27), tuberculosis (TB) (0.23), prostate cancer (0.22) . The media has all these crude death rates attributed to the CV19 as there is no reliable stats to support CV19 deaths only.
When I heard about the virus I too was stressed and wanted to run away. However we have Thai888 Law, our house and life here and so continued to work. I did however buy cod liver oil for all the staff, rich in vit A and D. Essential as you will see in the video. Anyway, the attached video is from Dr Shiva, who invented the email system we all use, he has several degrees and I was very impressed with his ability to join the dots for the many questions I had. I am not a conspiracy theorist, however many will dismiss Dr Shiva as a crank. UP TO YOU as they say in Thailand
It is perfectly legal in Thailand to have a Living Will. However you need to be aware that it is a directive that you set up before hand to tell the doctors, hospital, staff NOT TO keep you alive on a machine, NOT TO force feed you, etc. It is not to tell the hospital that you are sick of living and want them to terminate your life by drugs or another method.
There are 2 legal conditions that activate the LW
You must be in a terminal phase of illness ie cancer and dying or brain dead after a stroke or accident. Health Act part 12.
The person you had sign your Will as the Surrogate must meet with the hospital and staff and show them the legal signed Living Will otherwise if no Will then you could remain on life support for a long time and this is expensive.
Spend small money to make a document to stop paying big money strapped to a machine later.
Read this artical from the Bangkok Post. The old age care home is something else and I know of a few around Pattaya and Hua Hin.
A stay in hospital could run at 70,000 baht per day and this will soon deplete your savings. This is not to say you should not be in hospital seeking treatment, however you might get the same treatment at another hospital much cheaper. But without having a directive of some kind there is no way your proxy can have you moved to a cheaper hospital. You are powerless.
Due to my business I cannot be in this state and so have personally left a Last and Living Will. Perhaps you should consider the worst case scenario to prepare for (and hope it never happens) but still you have the docs in place if needed. email@example.com
Sorry to say that Tour groups have stopped coming to Thailand until the 4th Feb 2020 in an attempt to contain this virus.
I have been reading about it for a week now and in particular the CDC reports and some old SARS reports from people that were closely involved 17 years ago.
What can you do?
There are a combination of things however with a virus some advice is to wash your hand all the time. Try not to touch your face or eyes. I have been avoiding places that host tourists and tours ie hotels, tourist attractions, etc.
Personally, it reminds me that we will not be here forever and so get your house in order. Meaning that you should have documents that direct others to your wishes should something happen to you.
I know this sounds like a cheap plug for us and thats why I say you do not have to make your Wills with Thai888 Law. You can go anywhere but please make something.
If you dont know how to make one or what to say, contact me for a checklist.
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Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand
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As without one it can become a real issue for those left to arrange everything.
Making a Will is easy and not expensive. However for some reason more than half of people do not have one. It doesn’t matter how old you are or your health as things happen and unexpectedly too.
Most don’t understand the words I have used above let alone their how they work in a legal World.
Will Testament and the Law
Thai888 Law has designed a checklist for you so that you can understand who else is involved in your Will Testament. Of course there is you (Testator), what do you own (assets or estate (including your body), who you want to leave certain things to (Beneficiaries), who to contact (Next of Kin NOK) and who you want to manage everything after you die (Executor) as they need to take the matter to court (Probate).
Most documents are in Thai Language and most times these need to be translated. Sometimes, if documents need to be used in another country this needs to be done at a Consulate and then signed off by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. All Wills and the Executor must go to court to be given a court order (Grant of Probate) and with this document you can close bank accounts, sell/transfer land condo or house, transfer car or motorbike, send money overseas, collect insurance.
Free Will Checklist
This is just the beginning and helpful in knowing what documents and information you need to give us so we can write up your Will Testament for Thailand. Abroad Funerals and Thai888 Law offer your Will Testament in Thai and English and 2 copies with all of your information, possessions, family and friends contacts inside
SepiaTechnique a year ago "I was absolutely distraught at the thought of having to deal with my fathers funeral in Thailand, And I only had one week to get things sorted as I had to return to UK and my work! I didn't speak the language or know the law but Kelvin at thai888 law, was the most patient, kind and knowledgeable person who speaks English as well as having the benefits of his working partner being Thai, proved to be the most effective team going. I cannot recommend their services highly enough. Carrie"
I think Carrie's review sums it up perfectly. This emotional time when things need to be done and you're in the wrong space. It is a very legal process starting with the Embassy needing a document from the blood relative to release a letter to Abroad Funerals to start the funeral process.
English or Thai Language
Apart from everything being in Thai language you will need to be very patient with the locals as things are done differently in Thailand.
I hope you never get that unexpected call however if you do then simply contact us by email or phone and we can do everything for you.
Alzheimer’s who will help out. How to make a Will directive for carers.
Thai888 Law knows what to do.
I tend to forget sometimes that I am dealing with real living people and their emotions and bodies. Making a Will or enforcing a Living Will after doing it hundreds of times makes it sometimes impersonal and robot-like. After all, it is a legal document. But for some they want their legacy to live on through a charity or helping their Thai partner, their family or sometimes even the gardener or the cook.
When a Will is made it normally stats that the person making it is of sound mind. However, my experience lately is that some of my clients have or are developing Alziemers. These people are elderly and living alone.
Alzheimer’s is a dreadful decease and most debilitating. And the worst is that each day it shows and the person forgets many things, even why they are in my office.
The disease gets to a point where the person needs 24-hour care. Care that is not really available in Thailand and so the person takes whatever assistance they can get. Someone to just be there in case.
The carer may mean well but they have no experience in looking after someone with Alzheimer’s. None.
I am not saying this of all carers but one client has an awful lot of money missing from their account. The carer was given the PIN number and access as sometimes the client cannot get out of bed and needs supplies. Each day several withdrawals have been made.
A lot of trust is needed here. It’s not easy and what else can one do in this situation?
If you know someone in this position then get them to make a Will whilst they are still competent.
Also, try to make them understand that someone needs to look after their accounts, someone trustworthy.
If the person has a large estate or more than 2 bank accounts, get them to start reducing all things down to a manageable size. 2 bank books – 1 fixed interest and the other day to day should be enough. And don’t forget the 800K in the bank for Immigration. And to go every 90 days and to apply for your visa every 12 months.
Not easy when you can’t remember much at all.
I did not ever expect this to be part of my job. However, I can help in a few ways. I am the controller of property for may clients, meaning that should something happen I can control the asset if it is for a person under 20 years old.
I can help if you have a Living Will or the Last Will and I am the Executor.
I cannot help if you have nothing in place and no next of kin.
Therefore I ask you to make a Will and make sure that a trusted 3rd party has your access codes and PIN numbers – and I don’t mean the gardener or the cook as the temptation is too great.
Please act on this before its too late. firstname.lastname@example.org
A tough time for all involved and particularly as Gordon Halpin AKA “Galloper” and his wife Judy were friend of over 8 years.
As friends, we assisted from the beginning at the hospital, with the insurance company from Australia, the Police, and used Thai888 Law to arrange the funeral, cremation, insurance claim, and Probate. It was a very big day and thanks to all our staff and friends for making it so.
Here is the funeral of a big day for big Mr G at 6 foot 6 inches tall.