A Living Will under Thai Law is part of Thai Law under Statute 12 of the CCC. Basically it gives you the opportunity when you are competent enough to make some advanced planning.
There are 2 condition where it can work. 1 is where you are in a terminal phase of illness and the 2nd is where you are brain dead through injury caused by an accident, stroke, or aneurysm.
Some call the Living Will and enduring Power of Attorney (USA) however it is specific to Thailand and so called a Living Will.
Our document is on the same page English and then Thai language. We do this as some of the hospitals have 2 separate documents and so one may be changed and we think if its one the same page then it cannot be changed and the Judge and or hospital can see what the Testator wished.
There are a series of boxes to request or deny treatment and the Testator should check them off.
There is whats called a Surrogate and this is either me or a friend that is strong enough to tell the hospital to carry our your wishes.
All is signed and witnessed by 2 people.
Basically you as the Testator are telling the hospital to deny treatment to keep you allow when there is no hope.
Pain killers to make you comfortable are what most people prefer.
If you want to talk about this or get more info then email or call.
I have one as I have no intent to stay on a machine with the meter ticking over. I would rather give the money to my heirs or a charity.
I heard a comment today regarding a one stop company that does all legal work and the presenter said it was unwise to go to a company like that. Really? Thai888 Law prides itself on making it easier for the customer.
They then went on to say that they do everything? I had trouble following the presentation as it jumped from subject to subject.
I can think of many first class and expensive law companies in the Pattaya area that do everything including advertising screens and lock security boxes. These are value added services and it is great for the clients. I am all for it and I believe free enterprise and if you can get an edge on your competition then why not?
The part that made me chuckle is that Thai888 Law has 2 distinct offices that each handle very different work. Through our standard operating procedures (SOP) we can and do control all aspects of legal work in many provinces. If you have systems in place then you can complete any task no matter how complicated AND all under the SAME company banner.
Thai888 Law has expanded over the years into an international legal service. We have the people and the knowledge to deal with an overseas call from another law firm or a frantic relative wanting answers.
Don’t be misled as most of the large companies in the World have merged into a leaner, faster, more cost friendly consumer friendly organisation controlling all aspects of the product. You only have to look at your local Big C store and find that they no longer just sell food items but insurance, electrical items, household furnishings or in other words a one stop shop.
Thai888 Law offers everything to do with Legal Service. This is normal practice. If we get a job that needs a specialist Lawyer then we will retain one. However in 7 years this has never happened. Thai888 Law has grown and just last week we hired another 2 staff that are more than qualified to do the work. Most staff are law graduates and others are studying Law or accounting or another subject that fits into the Thai888 mission statement.
Our clients like the one stop principle particularly if they are calling from overseas and need an English speaking person to answer the call and give them answers to their concerns. One stop. The relief they feel knowing that they can retain our services and work with us through difficult times is enormous.
If you look through our site you will see that we take the issue and carry it through to the end. During this process we deal with local and international governments, offices, people, several different languages and bureaucracies, the police, the family and friends and much much more.
One thing that really stands out is the need for English – a presenter and their company can loose all credibility when they stand up and say excuse me my English is not so good! I understand as my Thai is terrible – that’s why we have 4 English Thai staff and 1 native Australian CEO. If we need another language we have on many occasions used a smart phone to talk and answers questions with clients. I am amazed at how well this translator works an so I give Google and Samsung the thumbs up for their R&D.
Last there is a lot of radio talk at the moment on the taboo subject of death and how to handle it. I must say that Thai888 Law is coming up to its 7th year operating in Pattaya and during that time we forged relationships with Clive Monkhouse from the Allison Monkhouse Australian Company. Many things have happened during this time and one in particular was when Monkhouse had no presence in Thailand. Thai888 Law had been using and marketing the brand for many years thus proving our contractual arrangements with Monkhouse. As there was no Monkhouse, Thai888 Law absorbed this funeral and cremation work into its offices. We put people in place in Bangkok to deal with the Police Forensic Hospital and staff are trained to deal with the Embassies. Trained in arranging and making cremations as per the families request. Even sea burials. In a word we carried on. This relationship still stands although the Monkhouse banner is no more. All funeral, cremation, embassy work is done by Thai888 Law and office 10 is set aside for this work and the CEO Kelvin Bamfield controls this and the grant of probate. And yes we have a mostly female team that can handle things in a sensitive manner.
Thai888 Law does not do fancy advertising – we rely on word of mouth and referrals from previous clients. Check out our Google reviews.
Contact us for any legal matter and we shall do our best.
Thank you Pattaya City Expats Club for inviting me to present on Living Wills and Power of Attorney POA
I have received lots of feedback and sorry for my performance on the day (I was coming down with a cold and was having trouble catching my breath) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MClqicINC7Y
All is well now
any questions just contact me and I am at the club most Sundays
Happy mothers day for next Sunday 12th
If any one have any other legal issues then go to office 12 as they handle civil criminal family and company issues (if you have a house in co name then see Jeab as she does the accounts as well as the DBD)
If you want a Living Will then you can do it
Most hospitals have them and its free – just make sure you have a good strong Surrogate to carry out your wishes – Thai888 Law does this work but we need to charge a little as there are some costs.
Thank you PCEC for asking me to present information on Living WIlls and thank you Ren for interviewing me and keeping the pace.
Living Wills are legal in Thailand under the CCC Health Act and should be used when you are able to make one – ie competent enough to decide this is your future wish to not be resuscitated or left hooked up to several machines in a hospital.
Prolonging life under terminal illness or when brain dead is something that can be avoided if you have a Living Will in place.
Please consider it as should you make it yourself it is free. Yes Free.
Thai888 Law will always be there to assist you in every aspect of Law in Thailand. Enjoy the video and contact me if you want more [email protected]
Trying to get some more news on this as it doesn’t seem to be gazetted yet.
From Phuket gazzete
on 27 March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Non-Thais’ Working Management (No.2) (2018) (“Decree No. 2”) was issued. Decree No. 2 amended Decree No. 1.
Section 70 of Decree No. 1 (and the Act) provided that “a person who is granted permission for working may not carry out the work of the type, with the employer, in a locality or on any working condition that is different from that specified in their work permit unless permission under Section 71 is obtained.”
Section 71 of Decree No. 1 (and the Act) provided that “a person who is granted permission for working, and who intends to change or add the following particulars, must obtain permission from the Registrar: (1) type of work (2) employer (3) location or (4) working conditions.”
And Section 73 of Decree No. 1 (and the Act) provided that “no person may allow a foreigner to work in a manner different from the requirements specified in the work permit.”
However, and very significantly, Section 37 of Decree No. 2 repealed Sections 70, 71, and 73 of Decree No. 1.
Furthermore, Section 28 of Decree No. 2 provides that a work permit holder may engage in any work that is not specifically prohibited to all foreigners on the “Official List” of work prohibited to foreigners.
An interesting case Thai888 Law civil case against an individual in Ubon Ratchathani in the North East of Thailand.
The case involved the use of a Chanote (Land Title Deed) to secure a loan.
To cut a long story short the monthly payments stopped after a short time and then the Chanote was returned.
However the Chanot was forged.
So there are 2 issues here:
to get the money back an application was made to the Civil Court in Ubon as thats where the event took place
the forgery becomes a criminal matter and was referred to the Criminal Court, again in Ubon
The civil matter was listed and has been been running now for 2 years and the Chanote was finally given to the lender of the money. However, when presented to the Land Office in Ubon, the issue was treated as if the Chanote was lost and so many documents were submitted to get the correct lenders name on the Chanote. This will take 6-8 weeks before the name on the Chanote is changed and then sold.
At least 8 trips were made and so be prepared for a long fight:
costs were for a lawyer to attend court
flights to Ubon
So far only a few hearings at the Criminal Court and this means another 4-6 trips to Ubon to sort this out.
Legal issues can be resolved in your favour as long as you have all the docs things should go your way.
However be prepared for a long costly battle but when you get back whats rightfully yours then its a big win.
Thai888 Law are also offering full funeral and cremation services from one of their two offices in Jomtien. This is one office that can make a Living or Last Will, arrange a full funeral, get docs from embassies, police, morgue and hospitals. Letters of release, next of kin letters to the Embassy, notarisation and translations from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Apostille Docs, International Legalised Docs, repatriation of remains or ashes, apply for a Grant of Probate, Act as your Executor or Surrogate, sell assets in the estates and send money back overseas to the Beneficiaries.
This is all arranged and managed by Thai888 Law Company Thailand.
This week Probate was finished for a man that died in Chiang Mai. I flew up with the team a few months back and gave testimony in the court as the children did not want to come to Thailand to administer the estate.
The Judge was most accommodating and allowed the children ( the Beneficiaries ) to resign and then appoint me as the Executor.
There were several cases on the ticket that morning and Thai888 Law was number 7. However, the Judge bumped our case and so we were number 1.
There was very little to the estate and it was not complicated. However, the bank account could not be closed until we had a court order.
Thai888 put everything in place and arranged for the bank (after signing several forms) to post a check to my bank.
After this was cleared I arranged for my bank to pay the 3 Beneficiaries – again many forms as the money was leaving Thailand and under the money laundering act we need all sorts of clearances.
The money landed in the Beneficiaries accounts a few days later.