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. info@thai888.com

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.

mailto: info@thai888.com

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.

Thai888 Probate Law, Murphy’s Law & International Law

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.