Mental Incapacity Singapore

Your golden years are meant to be enjoyed as you sit back and reap the benefits of your retirement. However, mental incapacity may prevent you from having a secured and comfortable life in your old age.


Through proper planning, you can ensure that you are taken cared of, in the event that you are no longer able to make sound decisions due to illness.


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Mental Incapacity Planning from S$2500 Nett.

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Why do you need to prepare for Mental Incapacity?

In situations wherein a decision is necessary but you are under mental incapacity, 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 Lasting Power of Attorney. Your donee will then be able to make decisions on your behalf on issues such as your personal welfare, property and financial affairs.


About Mental Incapacity

When is a person considered to be under mental incapacity?

What is mental capacity? 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 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).


Should you hire a Mental Incapacity Lawyer?

The Office of the Public Guardian provides a standard form 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.


How we can help you

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.

Sign up for a consultation

The process starts with a paid consultation of 60 minutes for S$175.

Schedule a meeting

Meetings can be in-person or over ZOOM.

Creation of an Action Plan

Based on what has been agreed upon during the meeting, we shall start the process in fulfilling your legal requirements.

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Mental Incapacity FAQ

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Here are some commonly asked questions about mental incapacity. Should you have specific requirements or questions, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to assist you.

How may donees can I appoint?

You can choose to appoint one or more donees in the LPA. They will be assumed to act jointly in making decisions unless your LPA specifies otherwise (jointly and severally, or jointly in respect of some specified matters but jointly and severally in respect of other matters).

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.

What is the difference between LPA and POA?

Both documents allow you to appoint someone else to act on your behalf, but an LPA only takes effect when you lose mental capacity. A Power of Attorney (POA) on the other hand, can be used in various scenarios.

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