What happens if I lose mental capacity without making a Lasting Power of Attorney in Singapore?

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If you lose mental capacity without making a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA’) in Singapore, the court will appoint an appropriate person or persons (usually close family members) to take over the decision making of the person who has lost mental capacity.

These people will have to apply to court to become the deputy of the person who has lost mental capacity without making an LPA, and the process for doing so tends to be more troublesome than if the LPA had been made.

As such, it is generally a good idea to have an LPA made, particularly since the Singapore government has decided to waive the $50 LPA fee for another two years until Aug 13, 2018.


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