Knowledge is power
Having a basic knowledge of laws that may affect your living and owning of property in Thailand is a good start to get more out of your daily life and investments. However, it is always recommended to take help of a professional lawyer when it comes to signing contracts, making a will, paying taxes etc. You can find many standard contracts on the internet that will give you an idea about common clauses.
Many lawyers in Hua Hin are able to deal with your legal requests. Most of them also have good English language skills. Contracts should be made in Thai with an English translation. Always use a lawyer to handle the paper work if you buy property from a private person. Sometimes you are required to translate your foreign documents into Thai. This has to be done by an authorized person in order to be legally accepted.