LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY SINGAPORE

Lasting Powers of Attorney


Mental incapacity may not be a welcome thought, but it is important to be prepared, nonetheless. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to be able to choose the person who will make decisions for you when you are no longer of sound mind.

 

Through proper planning, you can ensure that decisions regarding your personal and financial welfare are placed in the hands of those you trust.

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Hassle-free from start to end: We complete and register your LPA on your behalf with reliable expert advice.

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Why do you need 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 Lasting Power of Attorney


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 his 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).

 

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Should you hire a lawyer to draft your LPA?

The Office of the Public Guardian provides a standard Lasting Power of Attorney Singapore Form 1 from 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.

 
 
WHY US

Experts with insights that you need


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 your details, we will prepare your application within 5 days for the simpler cases.

Clear, fixed and 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$1,000 onwards plus additional costs. Additional costs: OPG fees of S$200 to S$250 for SGP, PRs and Foreigners.

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Holistic Service

Our lawyers have special qualifications in advising vulnerable adults and mental capacity practice and our founder Shen Kiat TAN is on OPG’s appointed panel of professional deputies and donees.

 

We work with an interdisciplinary group of service partners to bring you services in advance care planning, financial planning and counselling.

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OUR PROCESS

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. 

It all starts with a text message or phone call.

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.

Execution and Registration of your LPA

We will arrange for 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.

Comfort of your Home

Our clients pay a small home-visit fee of S$180.00 to save precious time and avoid the hassle of travelling.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney FAQ


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Here are some commonly asked questions about drafting and submitting a Lasting Power of Attorney. Should you have specific requirements or questions, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to assist you.

What decision powers can I grant my donee(s)?

You can grant powers regarding your Personal Welfare, or Property and Affairs, or both.

Who can issue an LPA certificate as required in the LPA form?

There are 3 groups of professionals who can issue an LPA certificate: an accredited medical practitioner, a lawyer and a psychiatrist.

How can I revoke my LPA?

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.

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