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Compulsory Portion Inheritance in Thailand. Yes or No.


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In most "Western Countries" there is something like a "Compulsory Portion Inheritance" clause. How about in Thailand?


The case: The children of my That (ex) Wife are financially very well off. Therefore, she would like to give all her assets upon her demise to her only grandchild (currently aged 5 years old).


Even without any "Compulsory Portion Inheritance" clause (circumventing her children as beneficiaries) at what age could the Grandchild dispose of the assets according to Thai-Law? Not before "legal-age" I suppose. Park the money in some sort of Trust-Fund until "legal-age" is reached?


- Of course, if something like a "Compulsory Portion Inheritance" clause exists in Thailand, the above question is already answered.

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Thailand has 6 levels  compulsory heirs called 'legitimate heir' from order of priority

1 child and Spouse

2 parents

3 siblings

4 half siblings

5 grand parents

6 uncle, aunts, 

the next level don't get their share until the above level has their share, so your sibling don't get your estate unless you don't have a surviving parent or child/spouse

 

even if you put the grandchild in the will, the other in the legitimate heirs list can contest the will in court, eg, if you put the grandchild as the only receiver, the other relatives could contest this in court

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10 hours ago, digbeth said:

Thailand has 6 levels  compulsory heirs called 'legitimate heir' from order of priority

1 child and Spouse

2 parents

3 siblings

4 half siblings

5 grand parents

6 uncle, aunts, 

the next level don't get their share until the above level has their share

That is only in the case of intestacy.

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