Thai888 Law Open and Abroad Funerals Pattaya have 2 offices open during the pandemic. We have a full compliment of staff for legal service, accounting, power of attorney, notary, Dept Business Development, Land Office, and of courts all the legal work for funerals and Probate
The courts opened last week after a lock down and so we could get some of our civil cases (probate) heard. In all cases we were successful in getting a court grant to enable us to then wrap up the estate and send the residual (money) to the Beneficiaries both in Thailand and overseas. We are very grateful to the judge in understanding that the Executor of the Will could not fly into Thailand due to covid and in granting that I could act as the Executor for the Estate
This is of great benefit as it saves time, money, quarantine time, stress and the risk of spreading covid
Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals take all necessary steps in temperature checks, masks, hand sanitizers, alcohol and runs filters in our aircon systems
Should you not want to come into the office we can be contacted via Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, phone, fax, email, etc.
However you should send an email to us at [email protected] in the first instance as then we have a record and can follow your case
I congratulate our Mr Kim (Thai888 staff member) in getting his law license and look forward to working with him in court.
living Will and last Will is a must have in Thailand – its much cheaper than laying in hospital racking up huge bills
Its only Jan and such bad news – air breathing mask
Wow trying to stay positive however the air quality is very very bad and so you should have a breathing mask if you are outside for any length of time.
Air purifier for home or office
These are good machines as they detect bad air and filter it – you will sleep better and also give your lungs 7-8 hours to recover.
Air pollution, Chinese Corona Virus, Economy
Not looking good at all – many expats doing it tough as their currency is down against the Thai Baht. This means some are cutting back on necessities. However you should make a Will – this is cheap compared to the costs incurred if you don’t have one
This is happening now. A young man laying in hospital in a coma from a bike accident. There is no Living Will or Thailand Last Will, therefore no one can make decisions about this young mans future. There is no next of kin (NOK) and so the Embassy has to nominate someone to make decisions for this man via a power of attorney POA. The person nominated may be simply getting on with their life and may not need this responsibility. They may not want to travel to Thailand to take care of this case. Because when you think of it there is added expense, work and family disruption, airfares/hotel/taxi/translator and doing extremely difficult legal work in Thailand. The cost per day in the ICU hospital is 70,000 baht per day however if this young man had of made a Living or Last Will then someone could have managed this situation. For example the patient could have been moved to another (international) hospital at 40,000 baht per day. But unfortunately this is not the case. No documents and the patient just lies there.
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Making a Last or Living Will is not about age as this person is in his 40’s and I have another friend in hospital with a stroke (age 43) – If you are riding a motor bike in Then this is the number 1 killer on the roads – you are gambling and need to make preparations with a Will – its not expensive. You may say “oh I dont have anything” and this is not true. You have your body and if something happens like the above someone needs to make decisions for you.
You may think “oh its easier for someone else to look after” not true as the situation above is costing 70,000 baht per day. This burden belongs to someone
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.
A tough time for all involved and particularly as Gordon Halpin AKA “Galloper” and his wife Judy were friend of over 8 years.
As friends, we assisted from the beginning at the hospital, with the insurance company from Australia, the Police, and used Thai888 Law to arrange the funeral, cremation, insurance claim, and Probate. It was a very big day and thanks to all our staff and friends for making it so.
Here is the funeral of a big day for big Mr G at 6 foot 6 inches tall.
The Ministry of Public Health, healthcare bodies and political parties have been urged to do more to the public on patients’ right to reject medical treatment and a peaceful death and reduced health care…
Law, Lawyer, repatriation, services, Will, Living Will, Law firm, Attorney, Solicitor, Funeral. All in the one company and guaranteed to save you time and money. One phone call or email is the start. If you cannot come to Thailand for any reason then we can do everything for you. The Embassy, Police, Hospital, Cremation, Repatriation, then wrap up the estate with a court order.
Our client wanted to post this however did not have a Google account and so they have allowed me to post it here.
Hello again Mr. Bamfield, It is my pleasure to hear from you again, and my honor to write a review for you. I am going to send you the review, in red, in this email, for you to look over.
So my question to you is: is there somebody in your Thai888 Law and Funeral Services Company / office that can post this review using their Google account? My review is truly heartfelt, and will come across as such, so I do not think that the user name would be an issue. I think any first name would be fine, without the need to use a last name. If that is a problem, I will get another SIM card and open the Google account. I want to do this and I will get it done, so please inform on this point.
Here is the review. I put much thought into this because I wanted the review to have an impact.
Thank you also for the Pattaya City expat club recommendation. I will urge Diane to attend it on Sunday (I am currently in Rayong, as Diane went to Pattaya for an art class).
REVIEW: Attorneys, dentists, and mechanics : We all need them, but negative stereotypes and past experiences have led us to subconsciously to avoid them, until absolutely necessary. As overseas expats, this problem is compounded by both the language barrier and general unfamiliarity of being in a foreign country.
In the West, people hold their breath nervously, as each second that passes in consultation with a lawyer costs serious money (along with any follow-up correspondence from even low level people). The exact opposite is true here: I was quite surprised at how generous Kelvin was with his time, out of basic human kindness. In fact, Kelvin even contacted local authorities about a unique situation that I had, without even being asked to do so, at no cost to me. All costs were more than reasonable, and spelled out clearly. Other law offices that I had misfortune of dealing with wanted exorbitant fees for even the simplest of paperwork, simply because they could get away with it in a foreign land, and because they spoke English.
Of course, having the job done correctly is the primary concern, and I was impressed with his attention to detail. My gut feeling tells me that this will be done right. I also know that he is reachable and responsive at all times, should I need to contact him. Kelvin has been here for 19 years, so he knows the lay of the land quite well. Did I mention how genuinely warm, friendly, and human he was? Again, that is one of those gut feel issues that intuitive people latch onto.
I never thought that I would be honored to write an upbeat appraisal for someone doing this Probate work, but here we are. Now if I could only find an honest dentist…?
A Living Will under Thai Law is part of Thai Law under Statute 12 of the CCC. Basically it gives you the opportunity when you are competent enough to make some advanced planning.
There are 2 condition where it can work. 1 is where you are in a terminal phase of illness and the 2nd is where you are brain dead through injury caused by an accident, stroke, or aneurysm.
Some call the Living Will and enduring Power of Attorney (USA) however it is specific to Thailand and so called a Living Will.
Our document is on the same page English and then Thai language. We do this as some of the hospitals have 2 separate documents and so one may be changed and we think if its one the same page then it cannot be changed and the Judge and or hospital can see what the Testator wished.
There are a series of boxes to request or deny treatment and the Testator should check them off.
There is whats called a Surrogate and this is either me or a friend that is strong enough to tell the hospital to carry our your wishes.
All is signed and witnessed by 2 people.
Basically you as the Testator are telling the hospital to deny treatment to keep you allow when there is no hope.
Pain killers to make you comfortable are what most people prefer.
If you want to talk about this or get more info then email or call.
I have one as I have no intent to stay on a machine with the meter ticking over. I would rather give the money to my heirs or a charity.
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.