Kith & Kin

Lasting Power of Attorney

Hassle-free from start to end: We complete and register your LPA on your behalf with reliable expert advice. To find out more, drop us a message and we’ll be happy to help.

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Lasting Power of Attorney in Singapore

The most basic definition of mental incapacity is the inability to make a decision for one’s self. This is further characterized by the law as the lack of the ability to:

  • understand the information relevant to the decision;
  • retain that information;
    use or weigh that information as part of the process of making the decision; or
  • communicate his decision (whether by talking, using sign language or any other means).

Why Choose Us

We have more than 1,500 basic and complex LPAs successfully registered with OPG.
No Registry Visits

We handle everything on your behalf and help you register your LPA.

 

5-Day Promise

After collecting the necessary information, we will prepare your application within 5 days for simpler cases.

 

Transparent Pricing

For basic LPA, our clients pay S$250 or S$450 for couples.

Additional costs: OPG fees of S$100 to S$250 for PRs and Foreigners.

For complex LPA, our clients pay from S$1,500 onwards plus additional costs.

Additional costs: OPG fees of S$200 to S$250 for SGP, PRs and Foreigners.

Why Do You Need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

In Singapore, the Mental Capacity Act allows a person to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), wherein they appoint another person (donee) to make decisions on their behalf, should they find themselves suffering from impaired minds or from disturbances in the functions of the brain. If you prefer that decisions pertaining to your personal welfare, property and financial affairs are handled by a specific person, it would be best to draft an LPA.

What You Need to Know About LPA in Singapore

What Is The Difference Between Power of Attorney and Lasting Power of Attorney?

Both an LPA and a Power of Attorney (POA) are documents that allow you to appoint someone else to act on your behalf. However, an LPA only takes effect when you lose mental capacity, while a POA can be used in various types of scenarios.

When Is a Person Considered to Be Under Mental Incapacity?

The most basic definition of mental incapacity is the inability to make a decision for one’s self. This is further characterized by the law as the lack of the ability to:

  • understand the information relevant to the decision;
  • retain that information;
  • use or weigh that information as part of the process of making the decision; or
  • communicate their decision (whether by talking, using sign language or any other means).

Who Should I Choose As My Donee?

The mental capacity law requires your donee to be at least 21 years of age, not bankrupt, and of sound mind. You can choose to have more than one donee and specify whether they should act jointly (together) or jointly and severally (either together or separately).

Should You Hire a Lawyer to Draft Your LPA?

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) provides a standard Lasting Power of Attorney Singapore Form 1 on their website that you can use, but should you want to customise the powers to be granted to your donee, you will need the assistance of a lawyer.

Here at Kith & Kin Law we offer transparent fees and our LPA drafting fees start from S$1,000 onwards plus registration fees.

How We Make an LPA For You

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.
1. Sign Up For a Consultation
The process starts with a paid consultation of 60 minutes for S$175. Our friendly mental capacity lawyers or specialists will obtain details of your situation to make a basic or complex Lasting Power of Attorney.
2. Execution and registration of your LPA

We will arrange an appointment to meet you and your donees to review and execute your LPA prior to registration.

Meetings can be in-person or over Zoom.

 

3. Comfort of Your Home

Our clients pay a small home-visit fee of S$180 to save precious time and avoid the hassle of travelling.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can grant powers regarding your Personal Welfare, or Property and Affairs, or both.
There are 3 groups of professionals who can issue an LPA certificate: accredited medical practitioners, lawyers, and psychiatrists.

Provided that you are still in good mental capacity, you will need to submit a revocation form, along with other requirements to the Office of the Public Guardian.

Schedule an appointment with us today.