WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES PRACTITIONERS

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 to the members of 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.

 

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Fixed-fee will-writing service without the hassle from just S$500 or S$950 for couples. We even do home-visits at a reasonable one-off fee of S$200.  

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The importance of writing a will

What if you die without a will?

In Singapore, the Intestate Succession Act would then have to be enforced. It will then be the state who makes the decisions on who the manager of your estate should be, who would get your assets, and how will it be divided.

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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

About writing a will in Singapore


When should you write a will?

Before it gets too late would be the best time to write your will. In Singapore, you must at least be 21 years of age to do so. That said, it is best to learn how to write a will as soon as you can.

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. A comprehensive list of your assets, debts and beneficiaries would be important, 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 with them the responsibility to implement the terms of your will, including paying your debts and taxes and distributing your assets.

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 help you draft your will, you ensure that your will is valid and could 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.

What happens after I’ve written my will?

As an important document, your will has to be safely stored, and you have several options on where to keep it. Note that each comes with its own pros and cons. Here are some suggestions on where to keep your will:

 

 

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

 

  • formalities not followed when the will was drafted
  • the deceased mental capacity at the time of writing
  • 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 by taking into consideration your family circumstances and requirements.

WHY US

Experts with insights that you need


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

Convenient

Our team can onboard you over ZOOM or Google Meet to save you precious time. In-person meetings happen at our centrally located office near to the Supreme Court and Clarke Quay Central.

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 Will, our clients pay S$500 or S$950 for couples.

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OUR PROCESS

How we conduct Will Writing 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 phone call or video-zoom.

Our friendly STEM lawyers will guide you through your situation to help you understand what a will is, whether you need it and how much it’s going to cost.

Preparing your draft will

Once we obtain all the details required, we will arrange for an appointment to review the initial draft.

Execution of your will

Once we obtain your approval, we will arrange for an appointment to formalise the execution of your Will.

Comfort of your Home

Our clients pay a small home-visit fee of S$200 to save precious time and avoid the hassle of travelling.

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Will writing FAQ


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

Can I include my CPF money in my will?

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

Who is the Testator, Executor, and Beneficiary?

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.

Who should be the witnesses to a will?

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

Will my will be revoked upon marriage or divorce?

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.

Is my life insurance policy covered under my will?

Upon the claim, a named nominee under your life insurance policy will be taken into consideration first. However, you can choose to override this nomination through your will, provided requirements are met, as stated in the Insurance Act.

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