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]

Thai888 Law remains open during pandemic 2021

Thai888 Law Open and Abroad Funerals Pattaya have 2 offices open during the pandemic. We have a full compliment of staff for legal service, accounting, power of attorney, notary, Dept Business Development, Land Office, and of courts all the legal work for funerals and Probate

The courts opened last week after a lock down and so we could get some of our civil cases (probate) heard. In all cases we were successful in getting a court grant to enable us to then wrap up the estate and send the residual (money) to the Beneficiaries both in Thailand and overseas. We are very grateful to the judge in understanding that the Executor of the Will could not fly into Thailand due to covid and in granting that I could act as the Executor for the Estate

This is of great benefit as it saves time, money, quarantine time, stress and the risk of spreading covid

Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals take all necessary steps in temperature checks, masks, hand sanitizers, alcohol and runs filters in our aircon systems

Should you not want to come into the office we can be contacted via Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, phone, fax, email, etc.

However you should send an email to us at [email protected] in the first instance as then we have a record and can follow your case

I congratulate our Mr Kim (Thai888 staff member) in getting his law license and look forward to working with him in court.

Khun Kim member of Thai888 legal team thai888 law probate funeral directors office in Pattaya
Khun Kim legal consultant and responsible for preparing legal paperwork for the Pattayacourts.

Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand

Review

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

Thai888 Law nominated for APAC

We are very grateful for the nomination at South East Asian Business Award 2021.

APAC south east Asian Business Award 2021
Humble beginnings

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 messages from 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. [email protected]

Corona Virus Thailand 2021 and how to legally protect

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.

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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

One of the beautiful Wats that Abroad Funerals and THai888 Law use for cremation. 2021

Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals and Juridipedia

Thai888 Law Company did not know we were listed on Juridipedia and so thank you for whoever did this. It shows we have 4 x 5 star ratings and so this does not take into account our Google stars as well.

Thank you and we look forward to your inquiries as we are the only combined legal and Abroad Funeral Services in Thailand. If you have ever done a funeral you will know all the legal red tape needed before a funeral cremation can take place. Thai888 Law does everything for you and deals with the police, building manager, transport to hospital and onto the forensic lab in Bangkok, consulate and embassy requirements, next of kin, court, probate, repatriation of remains and assets. All in the Thai language. With our Australian CEO this makes things a lot easier. Plus now that there are no flights into Thailand you can do all this remotely from your country – a few phone calls then use LINE, SKYPE, MESSENGER, WHATSAPP to get docs here and there. Book mark us for the future as we handle all forms of law.

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Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand Kelvin Bamfield and Dr Ren Lexander PCEC

The Law and what can go wrong.

Kelvin Bamfield of Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand. On the 22nd Sept 2019, I gave a presentation at the Pattaya City Expats Club PCEC, on dying and Probate Law. 4 case studies were looked at to show how not only Thai Laws but international laws are involved.

Disclaimer

The presentation can be seen here. As the disclaimer says these cases have had the names and places changed to not be connected to any person living or dead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvSJPUaLcU

Dr Lexander interview with Kelvin Bamfield of Thai888 Law Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand at the PCEC 22ns Sept 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyWDEPUHyxA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0LPXqzMfgRlB4pX2TPjpjqCGFXx0GSwKnKd6wUd7T6Z76uUPr_Two6wpg

Abroad Funerals is our newest venture in streamlining the system. Have been in this business for several years we have introduced many systems and standard operating procedures. This results in less time and money spent on running around double handling all the tasks. All you need to do is make a call or email, chat, LINE, Skype, Whatsapp to us and we can guide you through the whole process from making a Will to the funeral.

Beware of hidden costs

Abroad Funerals get many calls regarding the price. Many will tell you an extremely low price and you may commit to this. However, there are many costs that you will know about later on. Police, Embassy, Morgue, transport, fees. Then the temple has 1, 4, or 9 monks, flowers, casket, wreaths, ceremony, electricity, water for guests, flowers, incense, etc. After, there are court fees to get a grant, Embassy fees for translation, courier fees.

Together Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals saves money

Most importantly it makes sense to give a small quotation fee in the beginning, however the costs will add up. Because when people hear 60,000 baht they are shocked but this is approx 1500 GBP or 1900 USD or 2800 AUD for everything regarding the Funeral costs. This is way below the cost of another country. Therefore, I guarantee you will save time and money by using our services.