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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 12:06
Andyfez

Making a British and separate Thai Will

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I'm British, living many years in Thailand, and want to make a last Will.

I have been advised that any Thai Will will only cover assets here in Thailand (not much as most is in the wife's name).

I've done this through Isaan Lawyers (thanks guys), but need to do a separate Will for my assets outside Thailand.

Can I do this through a lawyer in Thailand? I don't want to have the hassle of traipsing back to the UK just for this.

 

Thanks for your advice in advance.

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You don't need to be in the U.K. to file a will. Select a U.K. lawyer and it can be done from here.
Strange. I've called three, and they all said they could do nothing without seeing me for legal reasons.

Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

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I done mine from here and know others that have also managed it so certainly possible. I am about to move my will from the mainland to Jersey and don't anticipate any problems.

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If the will for the U.K. is non complicated purchase an online will pack. Fill it in and get two independent witnesses to sign it they cannot be family and they must both be present when signing and dating the will I would alsoname a person in the will who is your executive as lawyers charge the Earth if you allow them to act on your behalf

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15 hours ago, Andyfez said:

Strange. I've called three, and they all said they could do nothing without seeing me for legal reasons.

Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

you can follow an online will document template, which is quite legal, so long as you get the wording right and you get it properly witnessed. 

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6 hours ago, Oxx said:

Unless your affairs are very complicated, you don't need a lawyer.  There are plenty of will writing services which can do the job, or you can get a will writing kit and do it yourself.

Exactly right. The only thing you need to make sure you do is acknowledge the existence of the second will, just explaining that this will covers your UK estate only.

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17 hours ago, Mahseer said:

You don't need to be in the U.K. to file a will. Select a U.K. lawyer and it can be done from here.

Correct, but please be very careful if doing a UK Will, that you don't inadvertently revoke your Thai Wil. It's very easily done. Also your UK Will should specify that it on;y relates to your assets in the UK or outside Thailand.

 

Alan

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18 hours ago, Andyfez said:

Strange. I've called three, and they all said they could do nothing without seeing me for legal reasons.

Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

they are talking rubbish to you.

they wont do it by phone or online for you because then they cannot sell you the very expensive addons that you dont need.

legal reasons.........what a load of tosh.

http://www.ukwillscompany.com/

that is my company, I am in Thailand.

I can do it very easy for you if you want

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