Our estate lives on after our death, and it can either be a source of protection and benefit in accordance with our wishes, or it can be a source of dispute and unhappiness between family members. Ensure that your loved ones are taken care of in the way that YOU want.
Don’t leave things to chance, consult with a professional law firm, and get your will created. We can also assist you in all the relating legal issues surrounding an estate, such as powers of attorney, obtaining letters of administration/grants of probate, application for deputyship, etc.
No one likes to think about their own death. However, making a will now will allow you to feel secure knowing that your assets are protected, and will be distributed as per your instructions after your death.
If you have no will, your assets will be distributed under the Singapore intestacy rules. This means that your assets may not be distributed according to your wishes.
Do not let this happen to you!
We offer comprehensive legal advice and services regarding all aspects of will writing. Please get in touch for a free no-obligation chat so we can better understand your unique situation.
Still wondering whether you really need a will? What are the real benefits? Check out some of our frequently asked questions.
It depends slightly on when you get in touch with us, and how quickly we are able to connect with you to gather the necessary information.
We can technically process within 1-2 working days, but it will depend somewhat on your availability and the complexity of your will.
Making a will has a number of benefits, but primarily these are:
Complete control over asset distribution
It enables you to have control over the distribution of your assets. If you don't have a valid will, your assets will be distributed according to the Intestate Succession Act. For some, this may be an acceptable allocation, but for the sake of a relatively small financial outlay, we believe it always makes sense to explicitly outline your wishes.
Handling of special requests
A will can also be used to introduce special requests, or instructions. This may include things such as guardianship of your children or the creation of a trust for them.
Adapting to changes in your life
You may over the course of your life need to create a new will. For example, if you divorced and then remarried, you may wish to create a new will to alter the distribution of your assets accordingly.
Once you receive your will, you need to store it in a secure location. Please also make sure your family and/or close friends are also aware of its existence, and able to access it when the time comes.
A valid will will make the process simpler for your beneficiaries after your passing, and ensure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes.
No. CPF money can't be distributed within a written will. You may specify the beneficiaries and the split (if more than one person) via the CPF board directly.
In the event that no beneficiary is specified at the time of your passing, the CPF board would transfer all of the money to the Public Trustee's Office and made available to your next of kin.
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