List of the best lawyers
Free Consultation: 15 mins
Legal guides written by GPS Legal:
- Land Ownership in Thailand: Title Deeds
- Thailand’s SMART Visa program: What you should know
- Estate planning goes beyond wills
Tip & Partners Law Firm
Free Consultation: 30 mins
Maina & Onsare Partners Advocates LLP
Browse estate planning law firms by country
Refine your search by selecting a country.
Estate Planning Legal Questions answered by Lawyers
Browse our 1 legal question about Estate Planning and the lawyer answers, or ask your own questions for free.
- In lieu of my parents, as an heir, and as a foreigner can I inherit land from my grandparents?
- Hi Rachel,Thank you for reaching out to us. Before we proceed, please note that our answer is only our opinion in accordance with your narrative and how we understand the same. Your question is whether you can be considered an heir when your mom passes away. Yes, this is what we call as a succession by representation. It means that you (and your siblings) will have the same right as your mom as an heir, it includes requiring your signature or consent to all activities as regards the land from your grandparents. However, this is assuming that your mom hasn't authorized any other persons to act for and on her behalf. You mentioned that a sale was already completed, so I am assuming that your mom signed the same, maybe she appointed a representative already. So, you need to check all papers that your mom signed just to make sure. Hope to have assisted you.Regards,Apple
Broadly referring to a legal strategy and practice, performed by an estate planning lawyer, to help an individual plan how his/her assets shall be managed, transferred and/or distributed after death, estate planning can cover a wide range of strategic and legal proceedings such as creating a will, setting up trusts, or starting a probate proceeding. The goal of estate planning in the legal realm is, in other words, to examine how laws shall affect your estate after your death and explore what you could do to potentially mitigate undesired effects and create those desired ones. It is a source of reassurance that upon death what one has been trying to build for his/her life shall be continued or at least be of great value and benefit to those who truly belong to it.
How Estate Planning Lawyers Can Help Individuals?
Equipped with a thorough knowledge and understanding of how one’s estate can be affected by laws upon his/her death, lawyers specializing in estate planning can assist and advise estate owners or individuals with power of attorney over a recently deceased person’s estate in any estate-related legal matters.
Some of the most common estate-related legal services can include:
Considered one of the most important legal processes upon one’s death, probate can broadly refer to a general administering of a deceased person’s will or the estate of deceased person without a will.
Typically beginning by examining whether or not a deceased person has left a legalized will, a probate proceeding is often essential when a deceased person’s remaining estate is of high value or there occurs any conflicts of interests among potential beneficiaries.
Generally referred to as an alternative way to distribute one’s estate, a trust is a legal written arrangement between you and a trustee whom you appoints to take ownership of your assets and manages them in the best interests of your beneficiaries.
A trust can be set up during your lifetime, called, “a living time,” or be made effective by will after one’s death, known as “a testamentary trust.”
Will and Testament
Referring to a legal arrangement of one’s property is to be distributed after his/her death, a proper will is usually drafted by a lawyer experienced in estate planning.
The information provided on this page is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. While we strive to present accurate and up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or currentness of the content. Laws and regulations can change frequently, and interpretations of the law can vary. Therefore, you should consult with qualified legal professionals for specific advice tailored to your situation. We disclaim all liability for actions you take or fail to take based on any content on this page. If you find any information to be incorrect or outdated, please contact us, and we will make efforts to rectify it.