Will writing, Probate and preserving your wealth through Thai888 Foundation

Many times I get a call asking how much is a Will or I have written my own and can you take a look at it.

Yes I can and I do. From my experience, I see many things that the Judge at the Probate hearing will question me or the Executor on. Many people say well I have a Will in my country and so that is enough or I don’t have anything and so what does it matter. Or let someone else take care of it as I will be dead.

Are you dying tomorrow or in the next 20 years, as the Will is “at the time”

Most people (Testators) don’t understand that the Will is written today and may last for 20 or more years. During that time, your life will change. Your assets may grow or you may be left something through someone else’s Will or you may get married and have children. Don’t laugh as I know several guys that retired in Thailand, found a new lease in life and a new spark and started a family. You may become senile, suffer a stroke or heart attack, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or an accident, that leaves you incompetent. Therefore, when making a Will it should be written to cover existing and future assets and people. It states at the time that you were competent and is good enough for the courts.

Thai language in the Will

If you live in Thailand then you know that things can get lost in translation very easily. A well written Will can save many issues, time and money later on. Thai888 Law has excellent translators on staff, that will translate the Will into Thai, send you a copy in Thai and English so that you understand the last contract you will ever be involved with. You can read this, understand it and sign it in front of our legal staff, with proof that you are competent to enter into this contract. This makes it hard to contest.

Children and their future under inheritance

Children are protected under the law. However, making your child an heir to your assets is prudent of you, in wanting to protect their future life possibly without you. However, the children need to be protected by a controller of property until they are 20, then they can manage their own affairs and finances. The controller is usually the mother, and in some cases not the best choice, as they have no experience in managing your estate and your childs legacy. Therefore we offer Thai888 Foundation as the controller of property to safeguard the assets and your children’s future.

Thai888 Foundation

came about as in many cases where I handle probate or in writing the Will the Testator (you) wishes to safeguard the asset to look after the Childs schooling, food, housing, etc. and the Foundation can do this if you leave the assets in your Will to Thai888 Foundation or make a donation before you pass away. There are no trusts in Thailand available to us and so this is the next best asset protecting vehicle, until your child reach the age of 20 then they can inherit the balance. The Foundation is fully Government checked and is monthly accountable and audited every 12 months. There is a board of directors (3) to keep the Foundation running ethically, morally and accountable. There is one Australian Director Kelvin Bamfield that has lived in Thailand 24 years and is a founding member of Thai888 Law, Abroad Funerals Thailand and Thai888 Foundation. Kelvin has extensive experience in both local and international Law and Probate Law in particular and considers Thailand to be his home. Kelvin can call upon the many legal staff to solve any issue and litigate any matter in court.

Old Age and who will look after you

Many clients worry about when they get old who is going to take care of them and in an honest professional way. When one’s memory fades and someone says I will look after you, well, in some cases this doesn’t last long, as the money runs out fast, as its not manage properly. Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s is a slow creeping decease and forgetting PIN numbers, account logins, user names is all part of getting old. In many cases this personal information is given to someone and this is not always a good thing, as you might forget and then the next thing all your savings are gone. Thai888 Foundation can assist you in this matter and can secure you now and in your future. Don’t forget you are a foreigner in another country and whatever family you have left, may not care to look after you in your old age. email [email protected] as we can help.

Donate to Thai888 fondation

many people when making their Wills leave a % to the Thai888 Foundation. However, should you want to assist others whilst you are still alive, then you can legally donate some money to us now. This helps with our minimal overheads, to helps others, and is good karma for you. Many of my clients already donate to the larger charities and thank you for this. However, these large charities have many overheads and this is opposed to Thai888 Foundation thinking. All of our donations go to our 3 member board for allocation to those that will go on to making themselves and their families lives better. It is seed money donations to make the Thai families become self sufficient. This is in keeping with the thoughts and plans of the late great Rama 9 King of Thailand. Self sufficiency was one of his pet projects, and he wrote many books on this philosophy. In a small way we are keeping in line with these teachings. https://thai369.com/en/the-ro-sustainable-development-is-thailand/

Self Sufficiency & Thai888 Foundation

For example, King Rama 9 recommends that each farmer divide his farm into four, with 30 % dedicated to growing rice, primarily for family consumption, with the surplus to be marketed, 30 % dedicated to building a water reserve to be able to meet agricultural needs even in the event of drought, 30 % dedicated to food crops, vegetable garden, fruit trees, but also breeding of chickens, ducks, cows and buffaloes, both for the family’s food and the production of natural fertilizers for the crops and finally 10 % for housing and access to the farm. Thus, he gives a very practical and accessible illustration of his theory.

This method of charity allows the Thai people to not exist on a hand out, but rather be productive and have self worth and pride.


Thai888 Foundation does not simply hand out money and move on. We seed small farms to give the local Thai people the first few steps up and a head start in building a small producing farm. That produce goes to market and is then reinvested back into the farm. Each cycle the farms output increase and lifts the welfare of the farm owners until they become self sufficient. This should take 6 to 12 months.

Expat foreigners in Thailand should they choose to invest in their future and health, can be looked after by the Foundation. And when they are in their final days of life we can make sure their Will and wishes are in place. Thai888 Law, Abroad Funerals Thailand, Thai888 Foundation can do as promised, as we have proved it over the years and have won the top awards in 2021, 2022, 2023 for our services. Why would you consider any other companies to look after you, when we can manage everything under our watchful eye?

Many foreigners have young families in Thailand and Thai888 Foundation can safe guard their assets until they are 20. Your assets are preserved by us and we manage their deliver to your Beneficiaries when needed. Whether this is cost of living, education, school fees and costs, it doesn’t matter as we administer all through the Foundation.

There are many other ways the Foundation can assist and if you have a special circumstance please contact us with your questions.

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Kirsty Williams  recommends Thai888 Law Company Pattaya Ltd.

Thank you to Thai888, losing my dad was devastating but it was made even more difficult due to being in Thailand when we live in Australia. Thai888 have been amazing and taken care of everything for us. They kept us informed every step of the way and helped put our minds at ease. Thank you Thai888 for your care, kindness and professionalism. 🌻

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A Will is critical for smooth passage on many things. First is the arrangement of a funeral cremation burial, as it nominates who is in charge of this, and that is the Executor.

Second is passage through the court systems and again the Executor or the administrator plays a critical role in success.

The Executor MUST know what they are doing and 99.9% don’t. DONT name your friend as the Executor as you think its some badge of honor. It is not and it is a very legal matter with hospitals, police, family and embassies involved.


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To Kelvlin and Jeab

I cannot say enough how My wife and I appreciate all that you have done for us after our son’s passing in Thailand. The funeral arrangements were perfect, how you handled the paperwork for bringing his remains home and dealing with the probate was done in such a professional manner. We can’t thank you enough and would recommend you services to others with similar unfortunate circumstances.

Thank you so much

Wayne and Christine Hansen.

deceased estate money from the bank how do i get the money close down account and transfer the money back to my country
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Leon Casey UK deceased – Jomtien Thailand Thai888 Law Co

Thai888 Law firm is seeking the UK address of Leon Casey deceased. Leon died in Pattaya Thailand in 2022. We contacted the UK Embassy in Bangkok and they had no info on Leon and he remained in the morgue for over 50 days before we could cremate him. The delay was caused by having no info on Leon or next of kin to contact. We have since been making application for probate however we don’t have an address of his property in UK Guildford and so cannot list it as an asset. Can you advise us of the address of the property and if it is tenanted? I am aware of the privacy laws however we have run out of avenues to contact. If you cannot help us can the local police assist us? regards Kelvin Thai888 Law Thailand – [email protected] = So far we have contacted many Government offices in the UK and regretfully they state that due to privacy issues they cannot give us any information. One day they will be owed money and may contact me to pay Bills , in the meantime please contact me with any knowledge of Mr Casey’s life and times. Thank you

When you lose your soul mate and partner

Dear all

I am thankful to Joni, and my law team at Thai888 Law who helped me through from the minute ***** died, and he (Kelvin and Jeab) was the first person to meet me in the hospital and including proceedings regarding the WILL that ***** made with Thai888 in Thailand, and they fulfilled David’s promise to follow his WILL in Canada.  3 years passed and still the estate had not been finalized in Canada. Thai888 was asked for and supplied many documents and codicils to Canada Lawyers and then the tax office got involved. There were many delays until Kelvin requested the Ombudsman intervene as something was wrong and we needed action and not delays.

Now the 3 years journey is complete and people have moved on. It would have been more painful and drawn out if there was no Will in place. Dealing internationally is very difficult and so please get your paper work together. Thank you everyone for your concern and help. [email protected]

John Colin Farr Thailand

Unfortunately, John has passed away. Kelvin Bamfield from Thai888 Law has been named by the Pattaya Courts as the Executor or Administrator of Johns estate.

Anyone that had any dealing with John

Please contact me on [email protected]

John Farr Real Estate

Some had contracts for renting condos and these tenants or the agents should contact us immediately as the condos would need to be sold within 12 months after the grant of probate from the courts

Dancing man

John was often referred to as the dancing man as whenever he went out you could see him as the first person on the dance floor