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.
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.
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.
Regards Kelvin Bamfield
CEO Thai888 Law Company
Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand
Office: View Talay Building 5D Office Number 10 & 12,
Ground Floor Thappraya Road, Jomtien, Nongprue,
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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.
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.
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.
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
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 Bangkok 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