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3 hours ago, happylarry said:

I keep reading about doing wills at amphurs or doing it yourselves etc. but what nobody mentions is that every single case where assets are passed from one person to another it needs to go to court, whether the person has made a will or not at all. 

Your incorrect. Just ask any bank how a husband/wife usually access funds of the deceased with or without a Will in place. You can also add your wife to your account, with any single person allowed access and withdraw, so it's not frozen in the event of death.

 

Even in the event of the bank freezing an account, with a Will in place and without a lawyer it takes about 3 weeks to petition the Family Court and obtain the necessary Court Order.

 

3 hours ago, happylarry said:

The reason being that the banks, land office or motor licencing office require the will etc to be proved to be legal and not fake. So you need a court order to give to the bank in order to release any funds, or to change land ownership or motor ownership. For this reason alone it is worth having the will drawn up by a professional so that there are no problems with the judge and it is accepted ok.

Again the spouse is automatically entitled to the estate.

Production of the spouse's death certificate and proof you are the legal spouse is often enough for these offices to change the name of ownership for land and vehicles.

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2 hours ago, happylarry said:

Ok mate, well good luck to your wife then, when she tries to get the money out of your bank account without the court order.

Its law.....upon death your bank accounts are frozen and it then needs a court order to get the funds released. In order to go to court your wife will need to use a lawyer, so it does not matter what you think about lawyers, she will use one or not get the money. Simple as that.

She won't need a lawyer. Simple as that!

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9 hours ago, happylarry said:

Ok mate, well good luck to your wife then, when she tries to get the money out of your bank account without the court order.

Its law.....upon death your bank accounts are frozen and it then needs a court order to get the funds released. In order to go to court your wife will need to use a lawyer, so it does not matter what you think about lawyers, she will use one or not get the money. Simple as that.

I’m not trying to be difficult or talk you or anybody down, just stating the law.

Sorry to say this but you are wrong, my wife will not need a lawyer.

Arrangements can and have been made with the bank

Dont waste time telling me i am wrong, because i am not, one thing that helps is knowing your bank manager.

Amazing what can be done if you have a good/ helpful manager, mine visits our home, sits at the table eats with us, wife and manager being good friends since school days certainly helps.

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9 hours ago, colinneil said:

Sorry to say this but you are wrong, my wife will not need a lawyer.

Arrangements can and have been made with the bank

Dont waste time telling me i am wrong, because i am not, one thing that helps is knowing your bank manager.

Amazing what can be done if you have a good/ helpful manager, mine visits our home, sits at the table eats with us, wife and manager being good friends since school days certainly helps.

Ok, you mean outside the law.....well I agree with you .....if you are going to go outside the law then anything goes in Thailand, we all know that. I was simply stating the law from a lawyers perspective.

Anyway It does not really matter to me whether anyone wishes to believe me or not and I am not going to argue with anyone about it so everyone stay safe.

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4 hours ago, happylarry said:

Ok, you mean outside the law.....well I agree with you .....if you are going to go outside the law then anything goes in Thailand, we all know that. I was simply stating the law from a lawyers perspective.

Anyway It does not really matter to me whether anyone wishes to believe me or not and I am not going to argue with anyone about it so everyone stay safe.

A lawyer's perspective is not of any importance here as you don't need a lawyer. Even inside the law. Simple.

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Divorce your wife and go to the land office and add your name on the chanote as a usufuct for 1 percent of the land cost and it is yours until you die. Maybe go and do it even if your married no need to waste money on a lawyer the land office will advise you 

 

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My number one recommendation for any type of legal issue is Isaan Lawers. If it was not for Sebastian's very wise advice and help many years ago I would have been thrown out of the house I live in now.  Since 2007 he has helped me with numerous issues and can always help no matter what. I cannot recommend both him and his company enough.

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