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Thai888 Law 2022 WINNERS

One stop company for writing Wills and Court Probate Winners of top award 2022

For Best Wills & Probate Law Firm – Thailand

Within the AI Legal Awards 2022, hosted by Acquisition International.

Thank you to my staff and the tireless Ms Jeab for her 24/7 work ethic

Life is very short and so arrange a Will Testament by Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals will take care of funeral arrangements
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Richard Ravensdale PEC Thailand Funeral (postponed)

To all those concerned – this matter is out of our hands I am sorry

please be advised that Richard Ravensdale’s from the Pattaya Expats Club in Thailand funeral for the 27th August 2010 has been cancelled until further notice

Thai888 Law does not have the power of attorney (POA) needed to release Richards body from the Hospital for cremation

This POA is held by another party and we are in the process of getting a new one from the UK Embassy – possibly next week

We shall advise you in due course

Again please accept our apologies for the delay however it is beyond our control

CAN you please advise anyone else that was going?

Thank you regards Kelvin

richard ravensdale PEC cancelled funeral 27th Aug 2020
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Make a Will with Thai888 Law

Thank you to my staff for the excellent work

Here is a review for you

Hi Kelvin

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.

Best Regards

J & M

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Thai888 Law helps Mexico City

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.

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Thai888 Law one company 2 offices to serve you better.

Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand office 10

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.

Thai888 Law & Abroad Funeral Pattaya Thailand Services.

To our Russian friends and clients

Всем нашим российским клиентам и друзьям. Обратите внимание, если что-то случится с вами, семьей или друзьями, и вам нужна помощь в связи со смертью, ПОЖАЛУЙСТА, свяжитесь с нами по адресу [email protected]

Thai888 Law Company photo of accountants, paralegals, clerical for

Immigration, Land Office, Tax, set up companies, Probate. All hard working, knowledgeable, customer focused and accredited.

Their work experience over the years has been proven in that we as a team won the 2021 Most innovative company in Sth East Asia and again in 2022.

We also picked up the top award in 2022 for the best wills and probate company in all of thailand

An incredible achievement and this is all without radio / TV advertising.

This is all word of mouth and satisfied customers that have referred us to others and also nominated us for these prestigious AWARDS. Thank you.

Here is some of the team and I am very proud of them https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=5954350271353016&set=p.5954350271353016&type=3&__cft__[0]=AZVWk_gwILA2PZ4r-Uz9pMe6IbiNV1LdayLq74Ekv4UGeNhfJjydFCNAKuS_I5G-A4ixNTCz01eE7Lh6yreLl_3Zer564GxE5n8MKcuvEJXnEzGxHEb-9WPqm81N05m8IpM&__tn__=R]-R

There are several Lawyers as well, but they are rarely in the office all at once and so hard to get a group photo. Perhaps at the Christmas part 2022.

Why no Last Will Testament mandate

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

Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals THailand
Combined companies for better low cost law and Probate and all things in between

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

For the future book mark us now

Book mark [email protected]

1st place winners for Best Wills and Probate Law Company 2022 Thailand

Second year in a row 2022 and 2021 1st place “most innovative company in Sth. East Asia” Abroad Funerals, LAW, Probate.

Thai888 Law Company and Abroad Funerals Thailand [email protected]

Thai888 Law Co

Voted best Innovative Law Company 2022

This is 2 years running we have won this prestigious Award

Thai888 Law company offers fully qualified, certified staff for criminal, civil, family, company Law and accounts and tax issues

For convenience to our customers and because of covid related issue we offer remote legal work by Power of Attorney.

Saving you time and money

Abroad Funerals CO. is also our company and should our services be needed it seamlessly integrates with the Law, as there are many legal issues that happen when a foreigner dies in Thailand. We can arrange all funeral and cremation. Later on if the deceased had properties then we take the matter to court to get a Grant of Probate. Our CEO has many years experience in this international issue and together with our Thai888 Law team can make the process easier for you and the family. Contact us on [email protected]

Deceased Estate Thai888 Law Thailand 2022

Thai888 Law are experts in Last & Living Wills, Probate Law, International & Local Thai Law, Estate distribution and wrapping up the deceased estate, The Executor or Administrator of the Estate.

Estate management is complex

Your Wills are written in a particular way so as to abide by the Thai Law and the Judgement of the courts. 95% of the outcomes are as the Testator (writer of the Will) wished. However, when the Testator has passed away, they cannot defend themselves or their wishes. This is why Thai888 Law has their own court proven way to make sure the Will is as intended.

Court Grant of Probate

This states who is the Executor or administrator of the estate. The Grant is necessary to close bank accounts, close companies, sell properties of land, condominiums, cars, bikes, shares, Bitcoin, etc. Also the Executor may need to go to court to defend the estate as others may make a claim although they may not deserve it.

Dying in Thailand

Thai888 Law has Abroad Funerals Co. to make this easier for grieving families overseas and not able to get to Thailand. We have dozens of cases regarding the need to liquidate the estate this way. A Power of Attorney POA is given to us to deal with the Embassy of the deceased, to make the funeral, cremation, return the ashes to the family, and then apply to the courts for a Grant to do the Probate.

International Tax

Be careful how you write your Will and carefully state its for Thailand assets only and that it is not Worldwide and does not revoke other Wills and Codicils –

International Tax

The UK and USA for example, may, have their own probate system and they will want to add your assets to the big pool and then tax accordingly. If you have assets in another country then you will need the Death Certificate translated and certified at the MOFA and then this can be used in another countries probate. There are many issues and so you may need professional advice. It is relatively cheap insurance for the future.

Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals at your service, English and Thai speaking

Deceased Estates

Thai888 Law having obtained the Grant now how several properties that we need to sell at reduced prices and so contact [email protected]

Probate Court Pattaya

6 contacts this week for funerals, cremation and probate

There is nothing worse than getting that call that someone is dead

There is immediate shock, what to do, how to arrange everything from another country or locally, can I trust these people with a Power of Attorney

I am in the same position

At Thai888 Law we have many procedures that are like a production line. Over the years we learned by mistakes and tweaked our systems to make it easier for those overseas and my Thai staff, after all English is their second language and they don’t teach what we do in school or Uni. It sounds a bit cold however when a foreigner dies in another country there is a lot of red tape

Sign the Power of Attorney (POA)

There is a lot of trust involved here as you are signing your rights to someone you basically don’t know and many questions and concerns are raised. I know how you feel as I have a probate property in the UAE and need to sign a POA to the Lawyers to get a Grant from the UAE courts, to sell the property, and to send the money back to Thailand. Not easy and I have contacted dozens of Lawyers, had Zoom calls with them and over the past year nothing has happened. I am still waiting for an email, a contact, an update. There is no follow up from them and this makes me very nervous. Thai888 Law does not work this way. We send you a complete breakdown of costs, procedures, and any questions you need answers to.

Its strange to have a law office and a funeral service

No its not, we have 2 offices, one for the civil criminal company family matters and one for Abroad Funerals and Probate. This works very well as both are entwined and compliment each other. Example. When someone dies there are many docs issued including a POA, and these are Notarised (we can do this as we have lawyer notaries), Embassy letters, translation, banks transfers, legal authority to work for you to make the funeral cremation probate seamless and transparent. Don’t forget there is insurance as well and they’re a tricky bunch

Its never easy

the more we learn the more we understand

During the lockdown and covid fear, Thai888 Law learned a few things. Namely being creative, thinking outside the box and more importantly about people

During the past few years we have had many enquiries from overseas from friends, family, clients – there is definitely fear and panic in the streets.

We now see some rational debate entering our lives and as we are a law company we simply follow the law, no matter how emotional the situation.

This isn’t to say we are heartless but rather we know that no matter what happens foreigners owning property, entering into contracts, getting married, dying has a legal process. But when you are a distance how can you fix things.

This is where Thai888 Law excels and we won the top award for 2021 for the most innovative company in Sth East Asia. Why? because we have taken 12 years to fine tune our company and put in graduates in Law, Accounting, and a team of support.

A few phone calls or emails and we can act for you, taking all the worries and stress away.

Our fees are very competitive and in some cases you will not need to pay until we win the case for you.

Look no further as we are listed on many popular Embassy websites and we have many 5 star ratings on Google https://business.google.com/reviews/l/12227236230922400319

Thai888 looks forward to meeting or hearing from you [email protected]

Video conferences with the Thai Courts

Probate hearings

Previously we had difficulty in acting under Power of Attorney POA for the Executor of a Will. The Judge mostly insisted on have that person fly in, stay in a hotel, get a translator, etc. But all that is changed now with the video links to the court

The only real issue is time

Thai888 Law appears in court at 9am and waits for the judge. However the person giving testimony from another country may have a large time difference and its AM for them. However it can be done and we have arranged this 10 times or more.

In the court are the Judge (or Judges), the lawyer, the translator and the person that may become the POA

Normally all goes well and the technology works.

This is a win win as many 1000s of dollars are save by no flights, hotels, etc. and because of the dreaded covid, it appears to meet the guidelines for the Laws of Thailand

Google meet is easy to use and Thai888 Law has it installed

SORRY I had to remove the image of the court system