Making a Living or Last Will Testament with Thai888 Law 2021

I just finished watching a short video on making a Last Will and Testaments and frankly I was a little confused by the jargon used, and so i think most of you would be confused as well. This is my job full time at Thai888 Law and so I hope to take any confusion out.

I live and work in the Pattaya area and know many people that have businesses, family and overseas assets that they want to protect should something happen to them.

Many people call and say its a simple Will and shouldn’t take to long or complicate things. It usually takes a few days to draft something for you and then after you’re OK it then we print it for you to sign. Most of the time things go well and occasionally not so well as if the Will is badly written there could be court cases later

What could legally go wrong

For a start trying to write your own Will is OK but what if you miss a word or a phrase or signature. This opens the door to court action later.

I did a talk at the Pattaya Expats Club (PEC) and the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC), in fact many talks, about Murphy’s Law and this is simply “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. But if the Will is properly written then chances are if it goes to court you will win.

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The most important person in the Will

This would have to be the Executor as they are the managers of the Will after you die. They need to take the Will to court and give testimony to say they are a fit and proper person to manage the Will. This person in order to get to court has to apply through a Lawyer and the Lawyer gets a court date for them. They appear in Court and normally the judge gives them the power to go to the bank and close the accounts, go to the land office and change the name on the Chanote (Title Deed), sell the cars and bikes, pay the bills and donate items to charity. There is a lot of work and all the docs require a legal person, plus someone that speaks, reads and writes Thai. At Thai888 Law Company we have 2 offices set aside for this and have made Wills for 100’s of people from all over the World and in different languages.

World wide assets

Definitely DONT put this in your Will as there are something you need to talk to me about before you do. There are different laws around the World and so you don’t want the lawyers fighting over whos law to follow. There are tax issues as well. email me or call info@thai888.com Your assets if in Thailand don’t need to be mixed up with other countries issues.

Revoke other Wills

Another DONT, as if you have any property in another country, and a Will to cover it and it says revokes (takes away its power) all other Wills and Codicils (additions) then these maybe used to cause an issue in the courts, and the winners will be the Lawyers, Solicitors, tax man.

You dont need to pay big money for a Will

Thai888 Law has been making low cost, very affordable Wills for the Expat community for many years and our reputation for fairness is well known. Ask around and you will find our Wills and service very competitive. We have even been praised by the Australian Lawyers society for our bench make excellence and being able to Notarise the document for Australian Courts.

Staff at Thai888 Law speak, read and write Thai and English

Our staff work with you until you are satisfied with your Will in Thai and English. Once you approve the documents, we print, you come into sign in front of our 2 legal staff and a picture of you is taken. This proves that you were competent (in a healthy frame of mind and were not forced to make the Will) as later on your Will has to go to court and the Judge can see the picture.

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Appointment

First of all send me an email and I will send you a checklist of what docs we need to draw up and translate the Will. The checklist covers your property, who is the next of kin (NOK), who gets the property in your Will (Beneficiary), and who is the manager (Executor) of your Will, who to contact in Thailand and in your home country, your Embassy. All names, addresses and contacts are included and of course should something happen to any of the above, we list alternative people (this makes the Executors job easier) as well.

Making your friend the Executor

This might seem like and honor to nominate your friend however, its a lot of work and a lawyer has to be involved too, and in most cases they will resign from the role as they don’t have the knowledge or language to deal with these government departments. Resigning is another step in the court process and not necessary if you write the Will properly in the first instance.

Registering the Will

This is no longer necessary. You will receive a signed copy of the Will and the other goes to the Executor. Keep then in a safe place. We can scan your signed Will and send to other people involved.

Executor of the Will

I have heard people at the various clubs say the Lawyers acting as the Executors steal all the assets. I understand the Law and there are approx 66 of them that are concerned with the Will, the Executor, the Beneficiaries and the assets and so it is not easy to steal anything. There is a solution to this and so have a co Executor. As, in some cases the other co executor is over seas and cannot come to the court case in Thailand and the other Executor can act for them. Under Thai Law these people are responsible for each other.

Thai888 Law has another company called Abroad Funerals and together we can arrange everything from making the Will, the funeral, Court and sending the properties back to the people in your Will. No more running from company to company as we do everything, saving you time and money. AND all in English.

Summary

Thai888 Law has the experienced staff and reviews to make your Will properly. We have a full time Australian probate officer, that deals with Probate & Will issues all over the World. So call us for professional advise, as you never know and its always best to be prepared. Lastly you don’t want to government to get your hard earned property.

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Thai888 Law signing a Last Will in absentia – August 2020

For those in the UK and due to the corona virus the following is offered.

Normally, the Will needs to be signed in the same room with the same pen and often a video or a picture is take to prove a few things.

Number 1 is that the person was competent, a key part of the Will.

Number 2 that there is no forgery as the Testator is signing the Will that can be clearly seen.

Many times Thai888 Law has drawn up a Will for a person living overseas and couriered this and a pen to the Testator so that they can used their witnesses in the same room at the same time and same pen.

For those living in the UK there is this https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news-focus/news-focus-witnessing-wills-in-absentia/5105234.article

DONT FORGET that Thai888 Law has another company called Abroad Funerals and together we can manage everything from making the Will, funeral cremation, all the legal issues with the Embassy, police, forensic lab, transport, repatriation and application to the court for a Grant of Probate, we can act as your Power of Attorney as no one can fly into Thailand to attend court and the judge has approve our Australian CEO to represent you, sell assets and send to you the money from the assets and bank accounts. We clear this through the Money Laundering Office, so there are no issues.

Also talk to me about the Death Tax in the UK as we may save you paying 40% in the total assets.

All this can be done with a few phone calls and the internet.

Don’t put anything off as covid is out there info@thai888.com

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Corona Virus Thailand

Sorry to say that Tour groups have stopped coming to Thailand until the 4th Feb 2020 in an attempt to contain this virus.

I have been reading about it for a week now and in particular the CDC reports and some old SARS reports from people that were closely involved 17 years ago.

What can you do?

There are a combination of things however with a virus some advice is to wash your hand all the time. Try not to touch your face or eyes. I have been avoiding places that host tourists and tours ie hotels, tourist attractions, etc.

Personally, it reminds me that we will not be here forever and so get your house in order. Meaning that you should have documents that direct others to your wishes should something happen to you.

I know this sounds like a cheap plug for us and thats why I say you do not have to make your Wills with Thai888 Law. You can go anywhere but please make something.

If you dont know how to make one or what to say, contact me for a checklist.

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How do I write a Last Will and Testament with Thai888 Law, Funeral and Repatriation Services. 2019

This link is about a young couple and although married the husband had the mortgage loan in his name and NO WILL. Thai888 Law CEO does regular talks on why you need a Will.

how do I make a Will to leave my assets to my wife or children
Thai888 Law presenter Kelvin Bamfield at Pattaya Expats Club as recent as last Friday – just waiting for the new youtube video

In every presentation I do I request people to make a Will and they normally say I don’t have anything to benefit anyone – Well how wrong you can be as everyone has spent their life building something. Whether it be a bank account, a house, a business, a family it has taken years of hard sweat and time invested. Just being you on 100’s of databases needs fixing other wise bills could still be coming in and someone has to pay them!

The story below is tragic and as I tell my staff at Thai888 Legal – you need to think like a bank to fix probate problems – don’t think with your heart as the banks and other corporations don’t. They simply want their money and don’t care about you, the kids or where you end up.

Below is a classic example on why you need a Will and Testament and preferably one for Thailand and one for your country where some other assets might be. Thai888 Law can make a Will for you and have it Notarised for your country and its perfectly legal. For a checklist just click here and email me. Its free so don’t worry.

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/29/17/22/news-banking-bankwest-mortgage-repossession-widow-stephanie-stevens-a-current-affair

Thai888 Law Company Pattaya on Living Wills and Power of Attorney POA at PCEC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MClqicINC7Y 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.CEO thai888 law master of ceremonies at the funerals in Thailand

Sea Burial at naval base Pattaya Thai888 Law Company 2018

Thai888 Law Company can write your Will, do Probate, repatriate your assets to family, friends and charities.

 

Now we can offer sea burials to dispose of the ashes in a beautiful way.

 

Check this out  (CLICK HERE) – a good friend and client passed away in the UK and his ashes were brought back to Thailand as he lived on and off here for years.

 

A short video shows all. Enjoy and contact me if you should require a Will, Probate, repatriation etc

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Jamie Proctor only 54 years old and gone to sudden and to soon

Sea Burial Jamie Proctor, friends and Thai888 Law Pattaya – video removed by the thought police

There was a UK service and Kay brought back some ashes.          Click here for video 

Our memory of Jamie is strong as we used to do beach pizza every week

There is the sea burial of the ashes and another video of our regular nights on the beach

Go well Jamie and if anyone wants more info then contact www.thai888.com

Jamie Proctor with Kay and Thai888 Law
Jamie Proctor with Kay and Thai888 Law at Dvaree rooftop cocktails

Jamie and thai888 law on the beach for friday pizza. a long tradition that has gone on for many years and hopefully many more
thai888 law pizza on the beach Jomtien Pattaya

Jamie Proctor a friend of thai888 law company Pattaya Thailand
laugh it up people

cremation funerals by thai888 law and monkhouse funerals
Jamie Proctor only 54 years old and gone to sudden and to soon

Thai888 Law Probate Q&A at the Pattaya City Expats Club PCEC 2018

From Wills to Probate

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.

Contact us should your need our services. Thai888.com  

 

Europe and Thai888 Law Company

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.

Having done this we can then arrange with the Forensic Hospital in BangkoDerek Playfor deceased 2018k to collect the Death Certificate (DC), body and cremate it at the temple.

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