If you have purchased insurance policies, you may have already made nominations which put in place the nominees who will receive the insurance policy proceeds in the event of your death or permanent disability, depending on the type of insurance you have bought. Unlike CPF monies which cannot be distributed with a will, insurance policy […]
When it comes to estate management and planning, the assets that come to mind will most likely be tangible objects like money, properties, cars and so on. However, in this day and age, we cannot deny that a large part of our lives is intertwined with the digital world and we have to be aware […]
The Sandwich Generation refers to people who need to take care of and support both their parents and their own children. The trends of an increasing aging population and having children at a later age have contributed to the phenomenon of the Sandwich Generation in Singapore. Estate planning for the Sandwich Generation in Singapore requires […]
In Singapore, section 7 of the Intestate Succession Act is enforced to distribute the deceased’s estate to the surviving next of kin if he or she passes away without a will. But what if you die without a will and next-of-kin in Singapore? Rightfully, the government will get the estate if the deceased does not […]
What is an Executor of Will? You may be wondering: what does an executor of will do? An executor is a person who will be tasked to carry out the instructions in a will. Their duties include applying to the court for a Grant of Probate (of which a probate lawyer can be hired to […]
You might be reading this article because you have just been appointed an executor of will or are looking to understand the duties and responsibilities of an executor so that you know who you can appoint as one when writing a will. An executor is an important role in estate planning and should be carefully […]
Many Singaporeans put off estate planning for much later in life for several reasons — some think that this endeavour is only for the wealthy and that they do not possess many assets or wealth. Some others think it’s too costly to enlist the services of an estate planning lawyer, or that they simply lack […]
In Singapore, changing your name is possible through deed poll. Find out what that you need to do before, during and after executing a change name by deed poll.
Are you planning to change the name of your minor child through a deed poll? Take note of these requirements when executing a child deed poll in Singapore.
After changing your name through deed poll, how do you implement and start using your new name? Learn what to do after deed poll name change in Singapore.