Abroad Funerals – Thai888 Law – PCEC – Probate and Murphys Law 2019

A presentation on Probate and what could go wrong (Murphys Law) by Kelvin Bamfield Thai888 Law and Abroad Funerals 2019

Some say they dont have many assets but in reality you are the asset and should you pass away in Thailand as an alien then friends family and the various governments and the courts have to decide what to do with you. Sometimes things go like clock work and other times not. This is the nature of Murphys Law and what can go wrong at that time. Thai888 Law has years of experience in these matters and can assist you in writing a Will, Funeral Services, all the legals as the matter has to eventually go to court. Chasing down assets and returning them to the family or friends is what we do. It can take years but we normally win. Thanks to Dr. Ren for playing the witness and the PCEC for the fantastic job they do for expats in Pattaya.

Also the Pattaya Mail for sponsoring many stories in their paper https://www.pattayamail.com/latestnews/news/murphys-law-and-thai-law-265699

Thai888 Probate Law, Murphy’s Law & International Law

Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand Kelvin Bamfield and Dr Ren Lexander PCEC

The Law and what can go wrong.

Kelvin Bamfield of Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand. On the 22nd Sept 2019, I gave a presentation at the Pattaya City Expats Club PCEC, on dying and Probate Law. 4 case studies were looked at to show how not only Thai Laws but international laws are involved.

Disclaimer

The presentation can be seen here. As the disclaimer says these cases have had the names and places changed to not be connected to any person living or dead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvSJPUaLcU

Dr Lexander interview with Kelvin Bamfield of Thai888 Law Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand at the PCEC 22ns Sept 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyWDEPUHyxA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0LPXqzMfgRlB4pX2TPjpjqCGFXx0GSwKnKd6wUd7T6Z76uUPr_Two6wpg

Abroad Funerals is our newest venture in streamlining the system. Have been in this business for several years we have introduced many systems and standard operating procedures. This results in less time and money spent on running around double handling all the tasks. All you need to do is make a call or email, chat, LINE, Skype, Whatsapp to us and we can guide you through the whole process from making a Will to the funeral.

Beware of hidden costs

Abroad Funerals get many calls regarding the price. Many will tell you an extremely low price and you may commit to this. However, there are many costs that you will know about later on. Police, Embassy, Morgue, transport, fees. Then the temple has 1, 4, or 9 monks, flowers, casket, wreaths, ceremony, electricity, water for guests, flowers, incense, etc. After, there are court fees to get a grant, Embassy fees for translation, courier fees.

Together Thai888 Law & Abroad Funerals saves money

Most importantly it makes sense to give a small quotation fee in the beginning, however the costs will add up. Because when people hear 60,000 baht they are shocked but this is approx 1500 GBP or 1900 USD or 2800 AUD for everything regarding the Funeral costs. This is way below the cost of another country. Therefore, I guarantee you will save time and money by using our services.

One stop Law Company Thai888

I heard a comment today regarding a one stop company that does all legal work and the presenter said it was unwise to go to a company like that. Really? Thai888 Law prides itself on making it easier for the customer.

They then went on to say that they do everything? I had trouble following the presentation as it jumped from subject to subject.

I can think of many first class and expensive law companies in the Pattaya area that do everything including advertising screens and lock security boxes. These are value added services and it is great for the clients. I am all for it and I believe free enterprise and if you can get an edge on your competition then why not?

The part that made me chuckle is that Thai888 Law has 2 distinct offices that each handle very different work. Through our standard operating procedures (SOP) we can and do control all aspects of legal work in many provinces. If you have systems in place then you can complete any task no matter how complicated AND all under the SAME company banner.

Thai888 Law has expanded over the years into an international legal service. We have the people and the knowledge to deal with an overseas call from another law firm or a frantic relative wanting answers.

Don’t be misled as most of the large companies in the World have merged into a leaner, faster, more cost friendly consumer friendly organisation controlling all aspects of the product. You only have to look at your local Big C store and find that they no longer just sell food items but insurance, electrical items, household furnishings or in other words a one stop shop.

Thai888 Law offers everything to do with Legal Service. This is normal practice. If we get a job that needs a specialist Lawyer then we will retain one. However in 7 years this has never happened. Thai888 Law has grown and just last week we hired another 2 staff that are more than qualified to do the work. Most staff are law graduates and others are studying Law or accounting or another subject that fits into the Thai888 mission statement.

Our clients like the one stop principle particularly if they are calling from overseas and need an English speaking person to answer the call and give them answers to their concerns. One stop. The relief they feel knowing that they can retain our services and work with us through difficult times is enormous.

If you look through our site you will see that we take the issue and carry it through to the end. During this process we deal with local and international governments, offices, people, several different languages and bureaucracies, the police, the family and friends and much much more.

One thing that really stands out is the need for English – a presenter and their company can loose all credibility when they stand up and say excuse me my English is not so good! I understand as my Thai is terrible – that’s why we have 4 English Thai staff and 1 native Australian CEO. If we need another language we have on many occasions used a smart phone to talk and answers questions with clients. I am amazed at how well this translator works an so I give Google and Samsung the thumbs up for their R&D.

Last there is a lot of radio talk at the moment on the taboo subject of death and how to handle it. I must say that Thai888 Law is coming up to its 7th year operating in Pattaya and during that time we forged relationships with Clive Monkhouse from the Allison Monkhouse Australian Company. Many things have happened during this time and one in particular was when Monkhouse had no presence in Thailand. Thai888 Law had been using and marketing the brand for many years thus proving our contractual arrangements with Monkhouse. As there was no Monkhouse, Thai888 Law absorbed this funeral and cremation work into its offices. We put people in place in Bangkok to deal with the Police Forensic Hospital and staff are trained to deal with the Embassies. Trained in arranging and making cremations as per the families request. Even sea burials. In a word we carried on. This relationship still stands although the Monkhouse banner is no more. All funeral, cremation, embassy work is done by Thai888 Law and office 10 is set aside for this work and the CEO Kelvin Bamfield controls this and the grant of probate. And yes we have a mostly female team that can handle things in a sensitive manner.

Thai888 Law does not do fancy advertising – we rely on word of mouth and referrals from previous clients. Check out our Google reviews.

Contact us for any legal matter and we shall do our best.

August 2018 presentation on enduring power of attorney or a living will what is the difference euthanasia brain dead terminal

Thai888 Law and working with us via the internet

Thai888 Law had recent referrals from the UK Embassy to help out on foreigners that have unfortunately died in Thailand. Due to family commitments or financial issues families and friends could not come to Thailand to manage the funeral and cremation of their loved ones. A few phone calls to get their LINE Skype Messenger or Whats-app account then put us together and talking for as long as it took to resolve issues. Virtually free!! Family then asks for an invoice to show whats necessary and the costs. Once the money has been transferred into our account then we can start work with the Police, Morgue, Hospital, Embassy etc. This has proved very efficient over the past 10 days. Apart from the emotional aspect of a family member dying there are cost and if these can be minimized
deceased 2018
Thai888 Law can assist if you need to get a funeral or cremation done in Thailand and cannot come here.
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