Kith & Kin

Will Writing

Fixed-fee will writing service without the hassle from just S$650 (or S$1,250 for couples). We even do home visits for a reasonable one-off fee of S$250 per visit.

fountain pen and paper used to write a lasting power of attorney

Will Writing Singapore

The task of writing a will is not something you may look forward to, but it’s of undeniable importance. With it comes the assurance that your estate will be managed and distributed according to how you would have wanted. Throughout the years, we’ve been the trusted partner of hundreds of families to set up their wills and trusts as part of their estate plans. With our extensive experience in dealing with the establishment and administration of trusts, coupled with our membership in the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP), you can count on us to give you expert advice on the appropriate estate plans for you.

Why Choose Us

Because we do estate administration too, we know what works and doesn’t work in a written will. People who only write wills without knowing how they actually work or are implemented won’t have the holistic insights that we bring to you.

The Importance of Writing a Will

Asking the question ‘Do I need a will?’ is also asking whether you have a regard for how your estate will be distributed upon your passing. By writing a will, you take into consideration your loved ones and their needs. If you die without a will in Singapore, the Intestate Succession Act will determine who will manage your estate, who will receive your assets and how your assets will be divided.

What You Need to Know About Writing a Will

When should you write a will?

The best time to write your will is as soon as you are legally eligible to do so. In Singapore, you must at least be 21 years of age to write a will. After you have written your will, you should also review this document from time to time to see whether it still fits your circumstances and preferences.

Do I need a lawyer to write a will?

While writing a will without a lawyer is perfectly acceptable, there are some benefits to enlisting proper legal services. With a lawyer to draft your will, you ensure that your will is valid and can be enforced upon your death. This means that adherence to state laws is taken into account, along with forecasting other fees and charges, like tax requirements. In addition, because everyone is under unique circumstances, it’s also best to take advantage of a lawyer’s consultation services to address any other concerns you may have.

How do you write a Will and Testament in Singapore?

Knowing what to include in your will is likely the first step in writing it. It is important to have a comprehensive list of your assets, debts and beneficiaries, along with an understanding of how circumstances such as guardianship, your funeral arrangements, and CPF would factor in after your passing. An equally significant decision is who becomes your executor of will. This person carries the responsibility to implement the terms of your will, including paying your debts and taxes and distributing your assets.

What happens after I've written my will?

As an important document, your will has to be safely stored. Here are some suggestions on where to keep your will (note that each option comes with its own pros and cons).

  • At home with other legal documents
  • In a safety deposit box in banks
  • Using will custody services
  • Online at the Wills Registry

When can a will be contested?

Singapore’s inheritance legislation considers certain circumstances as grounds for contesting a will. These could be from:

  • formalities were not followed when the will was drafted,
  • the deceased’s mental incapacity at the time the will is signed and witnessed,
  • instances of fraud.

A thorough understanding of the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act would also be key to bring the case for the court’s review.

With a seemingly complex process, we can help uncomplicate things for you while taking into consideration your family circumstances and requirements.

Our Will Writing Process

Everyone has their own unique legacy they wish to leave behind. Through our purpose-driven ethos, we will help you craft out a personalised plan on how you wish to incorporate your legacy plan with your estate plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because it is not considered part of your estate, your CPF savings cannot be included in your will

A Testator is a person who writes and owns the will. An Executor is the one in charge of the estate when the testator dies. They are tasked with the distribution of the deceased assets as stipulated on the will. A Beneficiary is someone who receives an asset as part of a will, trust, or insurance policy.

You will need at least two persons who are not listed as beneficiaries or their spouses. They should affix their signatures on your will in front of you.

It’s important to understand how marriage or divorce affects your estate planning, Upon marriage, your will will be revoked. However, this is not the case upon obtaining a divorce.

Depending on whether the insurance nomination is a trust nomination or a revocable nomination, the insurance proceeds may or may not be distributed according to your will.

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