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Power of Attorney in Thailand by Drew Noyes

Drew Noyes, PAPPA Co., Ltd. Law Office Pattaya Times newspaper and website 12.12.2011 22:40

Hi Drew, My Thai wife of 14 years has been in a coma for the past two weeks. She is not expected to survive. My thoughts are now turning to the future especially as our house is in her name. She has made a will which is lodged at the Nai Amphur as you suggested at an expats meeting last year. She is still in a coma and seems to be going into a vegetative state. So my question is;



Hi Drew,

My Thai wife of 14 years has been in a coma for the past two weeks. She is not expected to survive. My thoughts are now turning to the future especially as our house is in her name. She has made a will which is lodged at the Nai Amphur as you suggested at an expats meeting last year.

She is still in a coma and seems to be going into a vegetative state. So my question is; do you arrange power of attorneys and, more importantly, can farangs have POA for a Thai?

Look forward to your reply.

Regards

Keith

 

Dear Keith,

Let me start by saying you have my deepest sympathy. This must be a terrible tile for you so we will do all we can to answer your questions. You only need the power of Attorney if she is in the coma or incapacitated for a long period of time and at that time we can petition the court to grant the authority to you to act on her behalf in all regards, including making decisions about continued medical care.

When she passes, the will recorded at the Chief of Banglamung District's office will take precedence. If the house is willed to you alone, then you can sell the house and land or put it in a Thai company we can open for your use.

If the house is willed to you and another person, then we need to meet with you and that person to resolve the issue of selling the property.

Let us know what you want to do and we will be here for you.

Best wishes,

Drew Noyes

Managing Director

PAPPA Co., Ltd.





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