Dear Mr Bamfield all the Thai888 (Law) Abroad Funerals) team (Pattaya) , I would like to wish you and your team a massive and truly heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for Ray, his adoptive Thai family, myself and his UK based brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces. Under normal circumstances when I got the news he had left us I would have been on a plane in person but this was not possible. What could I do? It was Songkran and the embassy was closed. From the FCO they gave me the list of regulations and papers that were needed and Ray died without leaving an executor . How could I manage all that remotely from Switzerland?. And then I found you and you took all that worry away from me. You knew exactly what needed to be done and I immediately felt safe, secure and confident that you and your team would take care of everything. And you did beyond my expectations will all the calmness and respect for a family grieving for the loss of their loved one. Perfect in fact. I did manage to be present live (Facebook) (link here) and thank you for the live link and the recording. It was truly amazing from beginning to end. The walk around the temple (link here) , the readings, the offerings, the committal, the monks, the floral tributes was just well what can I see but… truly amazing. Thank you and may God bless you all for all the great work you are doing for those in need and do not know where to go. May you all have great success and I wish all good luck for the future. With very best regards and thank you from the bottom of my heart. David (Dave) McEwen PS: You are welcome to post this testimonial and thanks to your website. PPS: If you are partial to a G and T yourself, when I am able to visit Thailand I will come to your office and make you one personally! All the very best. (this was in reference to the G&T skills of Raymond and read in the Eulogy) Dave
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 messagesfrom 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday saw all of our mail systems thai888.com down. We could receive emails but could not send as for an unknown reason. I called our domain hosting service Godaddy in Singapore. This did not help. It became its not our problem but they did try to help.
The second call was to TOT Thailand and some techs came out on Tuesday. A few hours later they showed me a screenshot of the Singapore server rejecting thai888.com emails.
Godaddy or TOT
Call back to Godaddy in the USA, where nearly an hour later I was getting angry as no sleep for a day and no email for 2 days.
Again Godaddy rejected that it could be their Singapore servers, although I had the screenshot of the servers rejecting thai888.com mail!
So we have Singapore, Thailand, USA and me being an Australian trying to solve the blame game with me in the middle saying I have to run a company and staff and clients emails aren’t getting through.
In the end, it was not a Godaddy issue according to them nor TOT issue and so.
In the end, I did something very radical. I moved (migrated) our thai888.com domain and all things to the USA.
6 hours later I got a messaging saying migration was completed. Then I reconfigured all the mail and certificates for SSL to show USA domain hosting.
Don’t forget that Abroad Funeral Thailand is designed to take the worry and hassle from learning that a friend or family member has passed away in Thailand. What to do? where to start, who to call first? +66 8 0102 8978 do they speak English? Don’t waste time and just call us.
All is well now and so my apologies for any inconvenience –
My IT background saves the day
BTW my prior life I was the IT manager of Central Queensland University in Sydney NSW Australia and with this knowledge, I was able to fix this international issue. And so I hope something like this doesn’t happen to you as without technical knowledge it would be hard to diagnose the problem.
If you woke up this morning feeling great then I am happy for you.
Sorry for finding Thai888 Law. However you are obviously checking the internet for HELP. Maybe you have spent hours on the internet looking for a company that first you can talk English to and second to do the work. If you would like to plan ahead then the funeral is the least of your worries. It is a legal mine field and we are here to help. Thai888 currently has clients from all over the World and our website client reviews proves we deliver to you. So look no further. Email here for info.
If you want to take the hassle out of dying then decide ahead of time and go to the only company in Thailand that has a package that takes care of making a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will under Thai Law, contacting family, friends, Embassy, Police, arranging your funeral and cremation, applying to court for Probate to have your estate wound up, selling assets and sending the cash overseas to the Beneficiaries. Thai888 Law and its professional, qualified staff do everything for you in Thailand or if the family is overseas.Just a few phone calls and emails to give us permission (Power of Attorney) to act for you in the courts.
If you don’t read write speak Thai then you will not know what to do.
Some companies offer funeral services – however if you really want to plan ahead and take the worry and hassle from the family then call or email Thai888 Law Co.
This is Jim from Australia with Thai888 law at the China embassy Bangkok. We were hired as Jim’s Chinese brother passed away in Thailand. Jim’s brother had a company in Thailand lived in Singapore and Shanghai. English Thai Chinese was used and 4 Embassies to get some vital docs we need to move ahead with probate in these countries. It will be a slow journey however Jim who lives in Australia is only a phone call away. Thai888.com email@example.com
This is what the banks require for closing down the deceased account and returning the money to the heirs – Thai888 Law has many years experience in Probate and we act for you. Please read the following instructions to retrieve 5000 USD from an account.
Please refer to requesting the closing of savings account
number +++++++++++ and obtaining the remaining balance from such account of
Per your request, please be advised that in order to receive
the money, you are kindly requested to proceed with any one of the following
1. Appoint your embassy as the recipient and request the
embassy to provide the following documents to us. Under this option, we will issue
a cheque (check) to the embassy with restrictive account payee only crossing.
1.1 A Power of Attorney appointing the embassy to execute
the matter on your behalf.
1.2 A death certificate.
1.3 A copy of the passport of the legitimate recipient and
1.4 A document showing that the recipient is a legitimate
heir or administrator of the estate.
1.5 A letter from the embassy attesting that you are the
legitimate recipient of the money.
1.6 A letter from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
verifying the name and signature of the authorized officer of the embassy.
2. Appoint your embassy as a representative to proceed on
your behalf by providing the following documents to the embassy in order to
verify such documents and submit them to us. Under this option, we will
transfer money to the designated account via SWIFT.
2.1 A Power of Attorney appointing the embassy to execute
the matter on your behalf.
2.2 A death certificate.
2.3 A court order appointing an administer of the estate of
2.4 A letter requesting money from the account of the
2.5 An application for currency exchange and fund transfer.
2.6 A letter of indemnity.
2.7 A copy of the passport of the legitimate recipient and
2.8 A letter from the embassy attesting that you are the
legitimate recipient of the money.
2.9 A letter from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
verifying the name and signature of the authorized officer of the embassy.
All documents must be signed by your embassy.
3. Appoint a law firm in Thailand to execute the matter on
your behalf. The law firm must provide us documents in the same manner as
described in No. 1 above. Under this option, we will issue a cheque (Check) to
the embassy with restrictive account payee only crossing.
However, if you are able to travel to Thailand, you can file
a case to request a court order appointing you as the administrator of the
estate of the deceased. With this option, your documents must be notarized or
verified by your embassy, and it may take up to two months to complete the
Please be advised accordingly and keep us informed of your
decision. Thank you.
Yours faithfully, The +++++++++++++++++++++Bank Public Company Limited +++++++++++ BRANCH EMAIL: ++++++++++++++@++++
Thai888 Law and funeral service with cremation is a one stop office for writing the Will, complete service, application for court probate, body repatriation, contact family friends embassy police, Australian CEO, English, female staff should you require. Sea burial ashes. Why go anywhere else when you can do all with the one company?
Recently, a Missouri man and five others were sentenced to federal prison for their role in a Ponzi-like prepaid funeral scheme that victimized some 97,000 customers in more than 16 states. The scheme caused more than $450 million in losses, smaller or non-existent death benefits for families at their most vulnerable, and huge profits that lined the pockets of the defendants.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, millions of Americans enter into contracts to prearrange their funerals and prepay some or all of the expenses involved. Laws in individual states regulate the industry, and various states have laws to help ensure that these advance payments are available when they’re needed. However, protections vary widely from state to state, sometimes providing a window of opportunity for unscrupulous operators.
That’s just what happened with James “Doug” Cassity and his Missouri-based company called National Prearranged Services Inc. (NPS). As early as 1992 and until 2008, Cassity and the other defendants employed by NPS or affiliated life insurance companies devised and ran a scheme to defraud purchasers of prearranged funeral contracts obtained from NPS. Also victimized were funeral homes that did business with NPS, financial institutions that served as trustees of the prearranged trusts established by NPS for their customers, and state insurance guarantee associations.
In general, here’s what NPS told its customers: After discussing what the customer wanted, a price would be agreed upon and payment accepted. NPS would make arrangements with the customer-designated funeral home. In accordance with state law, the funds would be placed with a third party—depending on the state, that third party would be a financial institution that would put the funds into a trust that could be only used for safe investments (like government-backed securities)…or a life insurance company that would put the funds into a life insurance policy in the name of the customer.
Here’s what NPS didn’t tell its customers: The company didn’t put all of the funds from customers into a trust or life insurance policy, but instead brazenly altered application documents—i.e., changing deposit amounts, naming itself as a beneficiary, converting whole life insurance policies to term life—and used the money for unauthorized purposes like risky investments, payments for existing funeral claims, and personal enrichment. In some instances, defendants even removed money previously placed in trusts and life insurance policies. And NPS routinely lied to state regulators about its practices.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, NPS also purchased large blocks of prearranged funeral contracts from funeral homes that had previously entered into their own prearranged funeral contracts with customers, falsely telling these funeral homes that the contracts would be rolled over into life insurance policies.
The complex case—investigated by three federal agencies, a number of state regulatory agencies, and the Department of Justice—began in 2008 when we received information from several state agencies on the shady practices of NPS and one of its affiliated life insurance companies. It ended in November 2013, when six co-conspirators who took advantage of people’s desire to protect their loved ones upon their own deaths were finally brought to justice.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Obviously, before you enter into a contract of any kind, make sure you do your due diligence on the other party (get references, check with the Better Business Bureau, etc.).
But here are some additional issues to consider from the Federal Trade Commission before prepaying for funeral goods and services:
What are you paying for? Are you buying only merchandise, like a casket and vault, or are you purchasing funeral services as well?
What happens to the money you’ve prepaid? States have different requirements for handling funds paid for prearranged funeral services.
What happens to the interest income on money that is prepaid and put into a trust account?
Are you protected if the firm you dealt with goes out of business?
Can you cancel a contract and get a full refund if you change your mind?
What happens if you move to a different area or die while away from home? Some prepaid funeral plans can be transferred, but often at an added cost.
Be sure to tell your family about the plans you’ve made and where your documents are located.
Thank you PCEC for asking me to present information on Living WIlls and thank you Ren for interviewing me and keeping the pace.
Living Wills are legal in Thailand under the CCC Health Act and should be used when you are able to make one – ie competent enough to decide this is your future wish to not be resuscitated or left hooked up to several machines in a hospital.
Prolonging life under terminal illness or when brain dead is something that can be avoided if you have a Living Will in place.
Please consider it as should you make it yourself it is free. Yes Free.
Thai888 Law will always be there to assist you in every aspect of Law in Thailand. Enjoy the video and contact me if you want more firstname.lastname@example.org