I did a presentation at the Pattaya City Expats Club on Sunday regarding Probate and the pitfalls.
As soon as the video is available I will post it as there was some good facts in there and 4 case studies on what can go wrong with Wills and Probate.
Thai888 Law is now a complete office for making Wills, arranging funerals and cremations, applying to the courts for a Grant of Probate, repatriating funds back to the Beneficiaries.
The last 3 clients did not even come to Thailand and simply instructed us via email, SKYPE, phone to carry out their wishes. Family and friends can not always come to Thailand to arrange things and so we make sure everything is taken care of.
Embassy, hospital, release letters, translations from the Dept of Foreign Affairs, bank accounts, selling assets, selling house and condominiums are some of the issues we control from our 2 offices.
I received a call last week from a woman asking about cremation costs in Thailand as her Uncle had died.
Being a very busy professional woman she need to arrange her life and work to make time to come to Thailand to make arrangements for her Uncle’s ashes to be carried back to EU.
This is of course possible with the right documents.
First, Thai888 arranged the Embassy to give us a letter of release. This can only be arranged after the Embassy has received from from the Niece 1 Power of Attorney (POA) in English and 1 POA in Thai, plus a signed copy of her Passport.
Next step is to take the ashes back to Pattaya for the Niece to take back to the EU.
At the same time Thai888 Law takes the documents to the Department of Foreign Affairs to have the Thai documents translated into English.
The Niece can then pack the ashes in her luggage and declare with Immigration and Customs that she is transporting items correctly.
Also we have arranged with the Police to get the personal property of the deceased back to the family.
Thai888 Law Company can arrange everything for you so do not waste time and money on thinking you can save a few baht here and there.
All docs are in Thai and so you will be at a great disadvantage. Book mark us as we do criminal civil consumer company family LAW 2018
Thai888 Law is grateful to have a link with one of the oldest expats club in Thailand.
Pattaya Expats Club has given us a link here http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/useful-links/member-discounts/
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.
Thai and Australian English speaking staff.
5 star service
I have had many people not understanding Thai888 Law and the funeral business so please let me explain.
Even before the day you are born the legal arms are around you and it never stops all through your life.
Each day and year you become more entangled in the legal system until at the end of your life when all the legalities have to be undone.
Over 80% of our clients have chosen to live, work or retire in Thailand. Therefore, you can add more legal complications to the situation. Things like passports, visas, bank accounts, property, insurance and of course languages and of course different legal procedures.
So when someone dies in Thailand your legal life and identity must be undone and hopefully your assets not given to the state but to the people that you intended them to go to.
In order to do this you need to trust someone or a company that can look after your interests. And hopefully be knowledgeable enough to work with all the legalities as listed above. This person or company must be competent as this is one of the questions that the court with ask of them.
This entity will manage the assets of the deceased and work with the various organisations to wind up the estate. This could mean selling properties, closing bank accounts and sending the money to the Beneficiaries as listed in the Will.
Anyone who has done this before will realise how much work is involved and most of it is legal, so be prepared. Oh and to top it off it will be in Thai language. So you will be signing 100 or so documents in another language.
Thai888 Law Company CEO is Kelvin Bamfield. Born a native Australian. Kelvin is often named as the Executor of a Will and through his knowledge of international Probate Law he will make sure that assets are found (all around the World) and find their way back to the Beneficiaries.
Thai888 staff are trained to make Wills and administer them when the time comes.
Also as a value added service Thai888 Law can arrange everything from the time the person passes away, through clearances at the Embassies, morgue, police, hospitals right though to the arranging and completion of the funeral and cremation.
Thai888 Law Services will manage everything from the one office and so this will leave you and your family to concentrate on other things.
If you have any private matter then Thai888 adheres to client attorney privileged and so you can talk to us about anything.
Email us or call as we are ready.
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.
Just some of the nice things people say about Thai888 Law Company Pattaya Jomtien.
I was absolutely distraught at the thought of having to deal with my fathers funeral in Thailand, And I only had one week to get things sorted as I had to return to UK and my work! I didn’t speak the language or know the law but Kelvin at thai888 law, was the most patient, kind and knowledgable person who speaks English as well as having the benefits of his working partner being Thai, proved to be the most effective team going. I cannot recommend their services highly enough. Carrie
More reviews about Thai888 Law Company and Allison Monkhouse Funeral Directors
My USA attorney strongly wanted me to get a Thai will. I found Kelvin to be easy to talk with….and quite professional. After several letters between the two attorneys we had a workable will. What I knew was that I knew I was in good hands….and enjoyed the experience!
2017/04/05, Ray Woods
Thai888’s legal advice is coherent and consistent. Kelvin and Jeab cut thru the confusions that happen in a multilingual environment. My husband and I are very satisfied with their work for us. Having documents in both Thai and English is most advisable when dealing with the courts here.
2017/05/04, furzy mouse
I was buying a condo in central Pattaya. I used Thai 888, Kelvin and Jeab were really helpful, They helped me with opening bank accounts, checked everything over and handled the transaction for me. They have a legit office over in Jomtien and I was supplied with all the documents including an English transaction. It was money well spent.
2017/04/05, Darren O’Neill
I highly recommend Thai888 Law they have provided me with outstanding service over many years providing me with not only legal advice but also Visa and Business assistance.
2017/04/05, Bigfella Bigfella
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Whether you are gay, straight, lesbian, trans gender or common law partner, you need a Will.
Common Law is not recognised here and so you need to protect each other should something happen to either one of you.
If there is a valid Will in place then it would be difficult for it or the Beneficiaries to be contested. Without a Will then it would be difficult to prove you were entitled to any assets. You may even have to move from the place you shared with your partner.
Don’t be caught in this situation as it will add to your already grieving situation.
Email me to arrange a confidential meeting to see how we can protect your partner.
Don’t think – do it now.