Notarize documents

How to get documents notarised

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.

Apostille documents

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.

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Making a will is an important decision for anyone, but it is especially important for expats.

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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.

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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.


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To Kelvlin and Jeab

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.

Thank you so much

Wayne and Christine Hansen.

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Leon Casey UK deceased – Jomtien Thailand Thai888 Law Co

Thai888 Law firm is seeking the UK address of Leon Casey deceased. Leon died in Pattaya Thailand in 2022. We contacted the UK Embassy in Bangkok and they had no info on Leon and he remained in the morgue for over 50 days before we could cremate him. The delay was caused by having no info on Leon or next of kin to contact. We have since been making application for probate however we don’t have an address of his property in UK Guildford and so cannot list it as an asset. Can you advise us of the address of the property and if it is tenanted? I am aware of the privacy laws however we have run out of avenues to contact. If you cannot help us can the local police assist us? regards Kelvin Thai888 Law Thailand – [email protected] = So far we have contacted many Government offices in the UK and regretfully they state that due to privacy issues they cannot give us any information. One day they will be owed money and may contact me to pay Bills , in the meantime please contact me with any knowledge of Mr Casey’s life and times. Thank you

John Colin Farr Thailand

Unfortunately, John has passed away. Kelvin Bamfield from Thai888 Law has been named by the Pattaya Courts as the Executor or Administrator of Johns estate.

Anyone that had any dealing with John

Please contact me on [email protected]

John Farr Real Estate

Some had contracts for renting condos and these tenants or the agents should contact us immediately as the condos would need to be sold within 12 months after the grant of probate from the courts

Dancing man

John was often referred to as the dancing man as whenever he went out you could see him as the first person on the dance floor

Deceased Estate

Dear readers,

We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for those interested in purchasing a deceased estate in Thailand. These properties are a great opportunity for buyers looking to put their own personal touches on a new home, or for investors looking to add to their portfolio.

Currently, we have several deceased estates available for sale

in desirable locations throughout Thailand. These properties feature [ 1-3 bedroom condos, houses, and sit on lots with yards and pools.

1, 2 or 3 bedrooms – condos or houses

Inside, you’ll find some old some new fit outs. These homes have up to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, as well as being close to stores, shops, restaurants and night life.

Sold by the Executors of the Estate

These properties are being sold by the Executors of the estates, and all reasonable offers will be considered. However, it is the Land Office that determines the actual cost and levies tax and transfer costs.

Dont miss this rare opportunity

To own a piece of Thailand’s rich history and culture.

If up are RWA and have funds to buy then contact us for more information and to schedule a showing, we have properties in Pattaya, Jomtien, Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Please contact us at [email protected]

Sincerely, Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals Pattaya

UK Wills please check if you live in Thailand

Wording and phrases

Last week in court the Judge questioned a UK Will in that the immovable property (the condo) was given to 2 of the heirs. Their name was specifically attached to this asset at 50/50 % each. However, the movable asset (money in the bank) was not allocated to these heirs and so the Judge request a family tree to show who is alive and who is not. The UK Will was drawn up in old English with bits of Greek thrown in to make it sound official. However, in a Thai Court with a Thai Judge hearing my testimony translated into Thai has was not convinced.

Lost in Translation

The issue was that the condo could be given to the Beneficiaries however the money in the bank was classified as residual and was needed to pay the bills, funeral, lawyers, etc. and what was left (residual) was to be given to who? The English Will was specific in this and stated that under section 41 of UK Law that all debts be settled by the Trustees (Executors) however Thailand does not have trusts or trustees – but rather controllers of property where the heir of Beneficiary is under age.

Thai always takes precedence over another language

Thai Courts, Thai Property, Thai laws and not UK or any other countries Law. However, Thai Courts will sometimes rule if another country has already ruled in favour in their own country. This is a precedence that can have weight in the case in Thailand if another international court has already determined the verdict. But still clarification is needed.

Thai888 Law Wills

Our Wills are designed for Thailand, although we do make international Wills, and are in Thai and English. Our Wills are proof read and signed off by the Testator (the person making the Will) and this shows they understand what their wishes are and that the are of sound mind (competent) to make this legal document. Thai888 Wills can involve other countries assets however should you pass away then international laws may come into play, overseas taxes etc. You may want to consider separating the Wills are this will stop any legal issues after you pass. Remember in the UK over a certain amount of money could attract a 40% tax. You can talk to us about this should you have an issue

Contact [email protected] and I will send you a checklist that points out what info we need to make your Will. We make a draft and send it to you. Any changes we can make. Then when you’re happy we will print it out, you come to sign, all is bound together with your picture (showing your competent) and signed by 2 witnesses in our legal offices. Then and only then do you pay.

Don’t say you have nothing and so don’t need a Will

This is wrong thinking as your body is in a foreign country and so the Embassy/Consulate, Police, Morgue, Hospital, Next of Kin, Temple, ashes, etc all need to be taken care of and when there is a Will in place and an administrator to contact it makes everything much easier.

Do yourself and your family / friends a favour and MAKE a Will now!!!

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