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In making a Will, can I give away my Worldwide Assets, including Singapore?

2016-07-21T12:47:33+08:00

Based on our experience, it is common for Testators (including Singapore Citizens and Singapore Domiciled) to make a Singapore Will covering worldwide assets, as it is convenient to do so.

Even if a Testator does not have any assets outside Singapore, it is common to state in his Will that he is […]

In making a Will, can I give away my Worldwide Assets, including Singapore?2016-07-21T12:47:33+08:00

What is a Will?

2016-06-10T20:06:57+08:00

A Will is a written document that states who you want your assets and money (“the estate”) to go to when you passed away. As it is a very important document the law specifies what will be recognised as a Will. It is a temporary document and can be changed at any time by a […]

What is a Will?2016-06-10T20:06:57+08:00

Muslim Testators

2016-06-10T20:06:03+08:00

It is unfortunate that we are unable to take instructions from Muslims who intend to make a Will as we do not practise Syariah Laws. Please consult a Singapore Lawyer who does practise Syariah Laws.

Muslim Testators2016-06-10T20:06:03+08:00

Is my Will registrable?

2016-06-10T20:05:04+08:00

Singapore Wills need not be registered in Singapore with any authority to be valid. However, you may wish to submit your Will information at the confidential Wills Registry, Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office of Singapore by paying the relevant fee (wef 1 March 2014, S$50), which merely contains brief particulars of your Will such as date of […]

Is my Will registrable?2016-06-10T20:05:04+08:00

What happens if my spouse and me passed away simultaneously?

2016-06-10T20:00:27+08:00

What happens if my spouse and me passed away simultaneously? eg. a plane crash scenario, where it was not known who died first.

In the event of simultaneous death, the older is deemed to have died first. The following examples may illustrate the various scenario (not exhaustive) and effects.

Example 1: Where you and your […]

What happens if my spouse and me passed away simultaneously?2016-06-10T20:00:27+08:00

Who should I engage to prepare my Will? Lawyers or Non-Legal Firms?

2016-06-10T19:59:28+08:00

This is a question of preference, and usually, a person may be influenced by the apparent lower costs offered by non-legal firms in offering Will drafting services.

In fact, the costs of a Will drafted by professional law firms are usually not more than a couple of hundreds of dollars (for relatively straightforward Will), and the […]

Who should I engage to prepare my Will? Lawyers or Non-Legal Firms?2016-06-10T19:59:28+08:00

Do I need to state all the details of my Assets in my Will?

2016-06-10T19:58:31+08:00

Unless you are making specific gift to certain person, you need not state or list out your assets in your Will.

However, it is good practice to have an Inventory List of your Assets and Liabilities attached to your Last Will, so that your Executor will know what your Assets comprised of. You should also update […]

Do I need to state all the details of my Assets in my Will?2016-06-10T19:58:31+08:00

What can I include in my Will?

2016-06-10T19:57:54+08:00

You should state the person(s) or organisation(s) to whom you wish to give away your property and assets. For example, you may give away your house, car, shares, insurance policies, bank accounts, cash and jewellery to family members, friends or to charities.

What can I include in my Will?2016-06-10T19:57:54+08:00

Why do some people not make Wills?

2016-06-10T19:56:48+08:00

Some do not wish to think about death. Surprisingly enough, making a Will does not bring your death forward. If you make your Will now, you will have less worry about how your Assets will be distributed.

Some think they have nothing to leave to their love ones – if you own your own home, monies […]

Why do some people not make Wills?2016-06-10T19:56:48+08:00

Is it necessary for owner of assets in Singapore to make a will in Singapore?

2016-06-10T19:55:43+08:00

If a person dies without leaving a will, the distribution of his/her assets in Singapore will be governed by Singapore intestacy law.

A will does not need to be governed by Singapore law to be recognised as a valid will in Singapore. However, it is generally recommended to have a Singapore will covering Singapore assets.

Is it necessary for owner of assets in Singapore to make a will in Singapore?2016-06-10T19:55:43+08:00
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