Foreign Wills in Thailand
Drafting a Last Will and Testament in Bangkok
Most wills drafted in foreign countries are accepted in the Thai legal system. Firstly the foreign will would need to be translated into the Thai language and this translated last will and testament will then also have to be put before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be checked as being a valid translation of the original last will. This legal process in Thailand can however take a some time to be completed and as with everything in Thailand it is always in your best interest to obtain the services of a family lawyer in Thailand to always ensure that the legal process of accepting the foreign language last will and testament in Thailand is short as it can take up to a year to complete.
There is however a time line for such a last will and testament to be accepted under Thai law is 1 year. The best option in Thailand is to draft a last will in Thailand for your assets held in Thailand. This will ensure that the last will and testament is executed in Thailand by a Thai lawyer after you die without delays and within a few months.
We at Siam Legal have offices in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Samui, Pattaya and Hua Hin we are best able to assist you in not only drafting your last will and testament in Thailand but also to execute the will. Speak to us now on our U.S. toll-free and U.K. telephone numbers or simply walk into any of our offices in Thailand for further legal assistance.