Previously we had difficulty in acting under Power of Attorney POA for the Executor of a Will. The Judge mostly insisted on have that person fly in, stay in a hotel, get a translator, etc. But all that is changed now with the video links to the court
The only real issue is time
Thai888 Law appears in court at 9am and waits for the judge. However the person giving testimony from another country may have a large time difference and its AM for them. However it can be done and we have arranged this 10 times or more.
In the court are the Judge (or Judges), the lawyer, the translator and the person that may become the POA
Normally all goes well and the technology works.
This is a win win as many 1000s of dollars are save by no flights, hotels, etc. and because of the dreaded covid, it appears to meet the guidelines for the Laws of Thailand
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. email@example.com
How to write a bad Will
Idiots guide to Will writing
The story is all to familiar in that a person to save a few bucks writes the Will themselves.
There are very specific legal terms like Testator, Beneficiary, Executor, Witnesses and if you dont know what they mean then dont write your own Will
Many English have accounts in the neighbouring countries to try to avoid the dreaded “Death Duties ” taxes of the United Kingdom and so in wanting to get the most return on money people save it in a tax haven country like the Isle of Man, Sheffield, Singapore, Hong Kong etc.
However the tax man has great patients and can wait until you die. Then the document you wrote comes into play to get the assets you worked so hard for and saved.
If the docs are not correct then your Beneficiary cannot get any of the assets you worked and saved. These offshore banks sit there while the Beneficiary or the Executor make challenges to get the money. They do not have to work with you and may ignore you.
It may take years.
You definitely will need legal assistance as there are many forms designed to find all the money and assets anywhere in the WORLD.
When writing your Will you should be aware of keeping assets in each country in a seperate Will – its not that expensive and will save thousands in legal bills and TAX.
Make an appointment to see me asap. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am English speaking Australian making life easier for you
I thought I would drop you a line with some flattering news, I gave our Wills to an acquaintance of ours who does a lot of work on wills for a large group of Lawyers, I wanted to take out the word Thai in regards to probate as all our investments are in Australia, he said you can do it yourself by filling out a Codicil form, which I will do, the main reason for this email is to say he was extremely impressed to the high standard of our Wills, he went on to say the standard of our Wills was far higher than in Australia in fact he hasn’t seen better including the quality of the paper, so I thought I would pass on his comments to you and especially to Jeab (thai888 law Director) who I believe put our Wills together, it’s good to see that the work coming out of your office is world class, you should put this on your wall so prospective clients become aware of who they are dealing with.
Hope all is well with you and your Thai888 Law staff, we are keeping well over here, not doing much while this pandemic is around, Queensland is doing very well with no fresh cases for more than a month we are starting to see an ease of restrictions but until a vaccine comes along we all have to be very diligent, please give Jeab (Director) a hug from both of us and keep safe.
As without one it can become a real issue for those left to arrange everything.
Making a Will is easy and not expensive. However for some reason more than half of people do not have one. It doesn’t matter how old you are or your health as things happen and unexpectedly too.
Most don’t understand the words I have used above let alone their how they work in a legal World.
Will Testament and the Law
Thai888 Law has designed a checklist for you so that you can understand who else is involved in your Will Testament. Of course there is you (Testator), what do you own (assets or estate (including your body), who you want to leave certain things to (Beneficiaries), who to contact (Next of Kin NOK) and who you want to manage everything after you die (Executor) as they need to take the matter to court (Probate).
Most documents are in Thai Language and most times these need to be translated. Sometimes, if documents need to be used in another country this needs to be done at a Consulate and then signed off by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. All Wills and the Executor must go to court to be given a court order (Grant of Probate) and with this document you can close bank accounts, sell/transfer land condo or house, transfer car or motorbike, send money overseas, collect insurance.
Free Will Checklist
This is just the beginning and helpful in knowing what documents and information you need to give us so we can write up your Will Testament for Thailand. Abroad Funerals and Thai888 Law offer your Will Testament in Thai and English and 2 copies with all of your information, possessions, family and friends contacts inside
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.
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