Should I hire a Professional Executor to administer my estate in Singapore?

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  In Singapore, it’s not always necessary to hire a professional executor to administer your estate after you pass on. Usually, most people will appoint close friends and family to be the executors of their estate when drafting their wills. However, there are a number of situations when it can be prudent to consider hiring…

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Example of a Will in Singapore

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  The will below is a simple will template for you to adopt and adapt in Singapore. Please note that this does not constitute legal advice and there may be technicalities that are not explained in this sample. If you wish to draft your own will, you should do your own further research to ensure you draft…

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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…

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What is Lasting Power of Attorney and How do I get it in Singapore?

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  What is the Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”)? Essentially, the LPA is a legal right of the person creating the LPA (usually referred to as the “donor”) to appoint another person (usually referred to as the “donee”) to make decisions regarding his personal affairs and/or property, should that person lose his mental capacity and…

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What exactly does it mean to “Reseal a Commonwealth Grant” in Singapore?

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  When a Grant of Representation (Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, depending on whether the deceased died having created a will) has been obtained from a Commonwealth country, or any other approved country (i.e. the deceased passes away domiciled in any of the Commonwealth countries or approved countries), the High Court of Singapore…

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Can I give away my HDB flat in my Singapore Will?

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  Yes, you can. However, in order to “give away” your HDB flat in the will, you will have to be the solo-lessee of the HDB flat. If you hold the property on joint tenancy with somebody else, it will devolve to the remaining joint tenants through the doctrine of survivorship. For example, if you…

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Can I avoid getting a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore?

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  Yes, we understand. Hiring a lawyer to extract a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration isn’t a cheap process. There are actually a few scenarios in which you can work around having to extract a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore, although these situations are fairly limited. 1) The estate…

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Can you revoke your insurance nominations in a Singapore Will?

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  You’re in the process of drafting your will in Singapore, and you’ve made a decision to give a valued person the benefits of an insurance policy. However, you’ve made a nomination previously that you’d like to revoke. The big question here is – Can you revoke your previous insurance nomination through a will? In…

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Can I appoint another person to be the guardian of my children in my Singapore Will?

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  Yes, you can. Section 7 of the Guardianship of Infants Act provides that both the father and mother of a child younger than 21 may appoint any person in their wills to be the guardian of the infant after their death. However, it has to be noted that ONLY the parents can appoint prospective guardians…

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What’s the difference between Mirror Wills, Mutual Wills, and Joint Wills in Singapore?

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  Very often, married couples wish to plan their wills together, and to allocate their worldly possessions jointly. Many times, they’ll look for a lawyer, requesting that the lawyer draft a will for both husband and wife. In Singapore, the terminology with respects to such wills can be a little confusing and hopefully, this article will…

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