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Has anyone had a lawyer draw up a Living Will in Thai and English here in Chiang Mai?

I'm aware of the template at Lanna Care Network, but I'd like a Living Will that is written in Thai and English and tailored to my own EOL wants and desires. 

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32 minutes ago, seedy said:

Any lawyer can draw up a Will, of any type, to suit your needs.

And do the probate when required.

This post is not about a Last Will and Testament.  I have one of those for the disposition of my assets after my death.

I'm talking about a "Living Will" also called an "Advanced Healthcare Directive."  They are two very different legal documents and server different purposes.

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7 minutes ago, connda said:

This post is not about a Last Will and Testament.  I have one of those for the disposition of my assets after my death.

I'm talking about a "Living Will" also called an "Advanced Healthcare Directive."  They are two very different legal documents and server different purposes.

So what is it all about?

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We had a lawyer draw up ours but it is in English. He has a copy along with a copy of  our last will and testament.

We have a copy and the hospital we designated has a copy and signed by a director of the hospital.

Apparently we were the first to ever  lodge a living will with this particular hospital.

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4 hours ago, seedy said:

Any lawyer can draw up a Will, of any type, to suit your needs.

And do the probate when required.

 

3 hours ago, connda said:

I'm talking about a "Living Will" also called an "Advanced Healthcare Directive."  They are two very different legal documents and server different purposes.

Did you miss the part where I said "of any type" ?

If so, I have quoted my reply

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10 hours ago, brommers said:

Had my living will & my will drawn up by Sumalee Jennapa who I have used for numerous things legal. She is fully bilingual and very approachable. Her website is www.29tanin.com and her offices easily accessible.

 

 

 

I thought that Sumalee had been forced to retire due to ill health and so have not been trying to use her recently.  I hope I am wrongly informed and that she is in good health.  If she is then I would highly recommend her.

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On 12/4/2021 at 5:23 PM, KannikaP said:

So what is it all about?

One more time: "Has anyone had a lawyer draw up a Living Will in Thai and English here in Chiang Mai?"

I'd like a Living Will/Advanced Directive drawn up in Thai and English and would like to know if anyone could recommend a lawyer if they have had one drawn up. 

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On 12/4/2021 at 4:40 PM, seedy said:

Any lawyer can draw up a Will, of any type, to suit your needs.

And do the probate when required.

Many lawyers specialize and would not draw up a will since it is outside their specialty. Same for probate.

 

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1 hour ago, connda said:

One more time: "Has anyone had a lawyer draw up a Living Will in Thai and English here in Chiang Mai?"

I'd like a Living Will/Advanced Directive drawn up in Thai and English and would like to know if anyone could recommend a lawyer if they have had one drawn up. 

Please, what is a Living Will / Advanced Direcitive?

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Lanna Lawyers can do this. 

 

Don't think that just because you filed yours with the hospitals that it's going to be honored.  It's VERY important to select a health care representative who will truly advocate for you.  Don't select someone who is likely to be overseas and/or simply "follow what the doctors recommend".

 

Thai medical technology is very advanced and they can keep someone alive for a long time, way beyond the time when they have any hope of a meaningful chance of returning to anything approaching the quality of the life that they'd probably want.  It's important to talk with your health care representative about what you're willing to accept. 

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I have the Lanna Care living will which is fine for my needs. If it wasnt I would use that as my base, adapt it in English to my needs, then get it translated (star visa maybe) into Thai-without the expense of a lawyer.

As in many countries,Euthanasia is illegal and there can not be a document with legal force that requires a doctor to do something illegal.

It is a nuanced process and rather luck of the draw whether there is a helpful doctor when the time comes.be

While a doctor may take his/her terminally ill cat/dog to the vet to  be helped on their way to avoid suffering (the vet may or ,may not agree!) ,doctors tend to see their job as saving patients and are reluctant to hasten  departure.

But a Living Will is better than nothing and may have the desired effect.

 

 

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20 hours ago, NancyL said:

Don't think that just because you filed yours with the hospitals that it's going to be honored.

My thoughts as well. I wonder whether it's possible to file it with your insurers. If the hospital wasn't going to get paid for a treatment you'd said you didn't want, that would probably focus minds a bit.

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57 minutes ago, Sparktrader said:

Correct. Only certain ones do wills.

Mine teaches law at CMU during the day.

His experience and knowledge is what I am basing my replies on.

Have at it.

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On 12/8/2021 at 1:22 PM, Badger18 said:

My thoughts as well. I wonder whether it's possible to file it with your insurers. If the hospital wasn't going to get paid for a treatment you'd said you didn't want, that would probably focus minds a bit.

That doesn't seem to matter for the hospitals.  They don't stop life-prolonging treatment, once undertaken, simply because the costs aren't being covered.  

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