In situations wherein a decision is necessary but you are under , the court will either make the decision on your behalf or appoint someone to be the deputy who will make the decision for you.
To ensure that you are able to select the person who will make the decisions for you, you can appoint a donee through a . Your donee will then be able to make decisions on your behalf on issues such as your personal welfare, property and financial affairs.
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:
The Mental Capacity Act Singapore 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).
The Office of the Public Guardian provides a from their website that you can use, but if you want to customise the powers to be granted to your donee, you will need the assistance of a lawyer.
In addition, a lawyer can take care of all the legal paperwork and provide valuable insights when planning for your future needs. This can offer you peace of mind.
Here at Kith & Kin Law we offer transparent fees and our LPA drafting fees start from S$2500 nett.
Everyone has their own unique needs and legacy they wish to leave behind. Through our purpose-driven ethos, we will help you craft out a personalised plan based on how you wish to prepare for mental incapacity.
The process starts with a paid consultation of 60 minutes for S$175.
Meetings can be in-person or over ZOOM.
Based on what has been agreed upon during the meeting, we shall start the process in fulfilling your legal requirements.