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My husband lived in Thailand, I lived in Uk

 

We never divorced, or legally separated and were still in contact tried to get him to come home many times.. as he always said he will return.

 

he passed away, the funeral is being done by Thai so he’s being cremated.

 

i cannot get over to sort things out. No assets except bank account only I forgot which one it is.

 

as we are still legally married and now I am a widow, what do I need to do, I do not think there was much money in account, but I am concerned if the Thai family can do anything to get access? We had grandchildren in Thailand.

 

also, how do I get copies of death certificates as things need to be cleared up in the U.K., obviously U.K. citizen.

 

in the end I did not get on with daughter in law.. but she got my husband round her little finger.. 

 

he was on a visa to stay there.

 

last thing I want to do is sound like I am money grabbing it’s not the case.. but law is, it’s mine, as there is no Will.
 

thank you

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Staci said:

We had grandchildren in Thailand.

You & he, or him and his Thai wife/partner?

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Sorry we are both British .. he stayed in Thailand I came back home 

 

might not of written well as I am all over the place and someone mentioned to me that your still his wife ..widow now ..

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If your husband died intestate (with no will or other record of final wishes), then it's up to you to discover what real assets (bank account balances vs debts, insurance policies, real estate holdings, etc) he may have held in the different countries which he resided over his later life.

 

Technically, if he was on a long-stay Visa/Extension he would have a required bank balance of 800,000 thb, but if he didn't own any real estate, like a condo, then he may have used a 'visa agent' a 'fee' to help secure his yearly extension without maintaining the actual required fund balance.

 

As already mentioned, unless he 'owned' a condo it's unlikely he had much beyond the minor funds he was receiving from 'home' on a regular basis to continue a simple life here in Thailand.

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4 hours ago, Staci said:

[...] he passed away, the funeral is being done by Thai so he’s being cremated. [...]

 

I do not think there was much money in account, but I am concerned if the Thai family can do anything to get access? We had grandchildren in Thailand.

 

also, how do I get copies of death certificates as things need to be cleared up in the U.K., obviously U.K. citizen.

 

in the end I did not get on with daughter in law.. but she got my husband round her little finger.. 

 

he was on a visa to stay there.

 

last thing I want to do is sound like I am money grabbing it’s not the case.. but law is, it’s mine, as there is no Will.
 

thank you

 

If he is being cremated in Thailand then he made arrangements to do so, otherwise the UK Embassy would have been involved to repatriate the body/remains. So 'some' pre-arrangements are in play even if you are not aware of there being a Will. 

 

Interesting you state there are grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, but no mention of a son (the grandchildren's father).

 

If there is a bank account there also should have been an option to say what occurs with the funds upon notification of death.

 

See recent ThaiVisa member post on the issue:

 

On death in Thailand - Bank accounts
By Speedo1968, May 30 in Jobs, economy, banking, business, investments

 

I have read in other places online that if previous arrangements of fund dispersal were not made with the bank prior to death that "the family members or other heirs will normally need a court order from a Thai court to recover real estate assets or bank account funds. Thailand law allows for inheritance pursuant to valid wills as well as statutory intestate inheritance without a will."

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

So is your son still there with his thai wife then ? Why can't he help ? 

My son and his ex never made the marriage official they just had a ceremony that’s it 

 

they split up.. he lives between Japan and uk

 

He is demanding I give the money to all grandchildren... I have two other children .. and he’s not being very nice about it 

 

if my husband wanted his own kids to have money he would of done a will ..

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5 hours ago, MisterTee said:

Once you get the legal documents relating to your late husbands death, then cut your losses.

The Thai legal system is a minefield strewn with banana-peels for the unwary.

The amount of money you could expect to recover wouldn't be worth the hassle.

So, how would the ex get the money ..  they only had Buddhist ceremony never made legal .. so she’s just the mother of grandchildren 

 

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5 hours ago, timendres said:

If the money is not that substantial, you might consider just offering it to the family here to offset the costs of the funeral. Then, as you have done them that favor, ask the family here to assist with getting the documents that you need, as I am sure it will be much simpler for them to accomplish. It is tough times for people in Thailand, as it is everywhere these days, so the "gift" would mean a lot.

 His ex is not Brassic she has her own company and doing well..

 

 

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3 hours ago, RichCor said:

 

If he is being cremated in Thailand then he made arrangements to do so, otherwise the UK Embassy would have been involved to repatriate the body/remains. So 'some' pre-arrangements are in play even if you are not aware of there being a Will. 

 

Interesting you state there are grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, but no mention of a son (the grandchildren's father).

 

If there is a bank account there also should have been an option to say what occurs with the funds upon notification of death.

 

See recent ThaiVisa member post on the issue:

 

On death in Thailand - Bank accounts
By Speedo1968, May 30 in Jobs, economy, banking, business, investments

 

I have read in other places online that if previous arrangements of fund dispersal were not made with the bank prior to death that "the family members or other heirs will normally need a court order from a Thai court to recover real estate assets or bank account funds. Thailand law allows for inheritance pursuant to valid wills as well as statutory intestate inheritance without a will."

Thank you will check link

 

he left her they only had buddist ceremony ..so not legally married 

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

So is your son still there with his thai wife then ? Why can't he help ? 

She’s not his wife, just done Buddhist ceremony.. 

 

he left her 2015 I believe .. so she has no legal right to anything 

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