Areas of Practice
Will Writing in Singapore
Why Write a Will in Singapore?
Many people are hesitant when planning for the succession of their estates. We understand that it can be hard for some to admit that they will not be around for as long as they want to look after their family and their loved ones. However, planning for the future and financial affairs is very important. Drafting a Will and Testament is the only way to ensure that all real estate and personal property will be bequeathed (given away) according as desired upon death.
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Wills in Singapore
Without a Will, the Interstate Succession Act gives the Singapore Government authority to redistribute a your personal assets upon your death. This distribution may not necessarily reflect the desire of the deceased.
It is worth nothing that nothing prevents a person from writing their own last Will and Testament, however when doing so the person must keep in mind that should the Will have ambiguity or conflicting clauses in the distribution of the assets the Will may become the subject of costly litigation. The legalities of how assets can be distributed vary based on marital status and surviving relatives which makes navigating these legalities on your own tricky. At I.R.B Law, we make will-writing a breeze by providing professional advice and ensuring the will written is clear and in conformity of the law, thus reducing the chances of it being contested.
Distribution of Assets
In addition to dictating how assets are to be distributed and appointing an executor, will writing services can also help people to clarify funeral arrangements. This is important for those who feel strongly about how their remains should be handled, such as whether it should be cremated or buried. Leaving behind a clear indication of how final affairs are to be settled can help to remove some of the stress of funeral planning, allowing grieving loved ones to focus on recovering during the challenging period.
Who can write a Will
Anyone over the age of 21 can create a legally binding will. We recommend that everyone leave some form of last will and testament, not just those with substantial monetary or property assets. Will-writing does not cost much and requires only a little amount of time so there is no reason not to plan ahead. It is crucial for individuals to plan for their families’ futures once they are gone, and will-writing is the best possible way to do so.
We understand that over time, changes in circumstances or interests may call for minor or major amendments to your will. Our lawyers will provide the necessary guidance to ensure that such changes can be made without compromising the clarity and legitimacy of your will.
Apart from ensuring the clarity and legitimacy of your will, if you do not wish to appoint a executor from your personal connections, our lawyers can also be employed as professional executors. As lawyers, we are subjected to professional liability while providing will-writing services, legal action can be taken against us for any negligence. Rest assured, at I.R.B Law, we aim to provide only the best will-writing services possible.