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Joint Accounts – Who does the money belong to after the death of an account holder?

The use of joint accounts is a common way for us to manage our finances, and many of us have ...
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5 common mistakes when writing a will

Planning for your stepchildren

When a non-Muslim person passes on without leaving behind a valid will.... When a non-Muslim person passes on without leaving ...
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Communication is key – Appointing of guardian

One would have heard more than once: Communication is key. Unfortunately, there may be some instances when separated (or divorced) ...
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Absence of an executor

In drafting a will, one is often advised to consider every possible situation conceivable so that the “what happens now?” ...
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Rights of a beneficiary under a will

There is no dispute that wills are generally regarded as documents of a private nature. Unlike in the movies where ...
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Can I be an Administrator?

Our sincere condolences if you have just lost a loved one. What happens now? To your knowledge, there is no ...
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Who should be my executor?

Technically speaking, anyone of sound mind above the age of 21 (and who is not a bankrupt) can be your ...
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/ Dispute, Wills, #executor

Food For Thought: Can Frequent Flyer Miles be inherited?

I came across an interesting question the other day. Can one will away one’s air miles? Odd as it may ...
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/ Wills, Miles, #KrisFlyer, #FrequentFlyer

Old technology, but new age of wills?

With the world talking about the movement into a paperless digital age, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, the technologizing of wills ...
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Will the state take all my money if I pass away without a will?

In most situations, this is nothing more than a myth. If one dies without a will, your assets (including your ...
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/ Properties, Wills

Making A Lasting Power of Attorney – Appointing someone to make your decisions

A lasting power of attorney (or the “LPA”) is a document which allows an adult (i.e. someone who is at ...
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/ Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills

How valid is a handwritten will?

Handwritten wills. With the widespread reliance on computers, this issue does not often arise in present times, but there may ...
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Sham Marriage: does that revoke one’s CPF nomination?

Weddings are synonymously considered with marriage, and most couples (if not all) take great pains to plan for the wedding ...
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Central Provident Fund (CPF) monies, monies nonetheless

When one thinks of one’s assets – one’s CPF savings are quite often overlooked. No doubt this may be partially ...
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Debts – Death will not part us

Debt and death may seem to bear some (albeit sinister) familiarity or harmony. But this is not one of those ...
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/ Properties, Wills

I have property overseas, can I still make a will in my home country?

What happens to my foreign real property/land when I die? Some may say this is a first world problem, and ...
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/ Properties, Wills, Wills

Wills by Text

WARNING: Morbid description Imagine, god forbid, that you are involved in a serious car accident, and help is too far ...
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5 common mistakes when writing a will

5 common mistakes when writing a will

A will is your most important estate planning tool and one of the most critical documents you will prepare. Erring ...
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How is a will dealt with after a death?

Before any petition for a grant of probate is filed, it is imperative that proper inquiries be made as to ...
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What is trust - Incisive Law

What is a Trust?

A trust is created upon the transfer of assets (“the trust property”) by the settlor to a person (“the trustee”) ...
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Different Types of Wills

While I have gone through the reasons on “Why should I make a Will”, this article will introduce the different types ...
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Wills Registry – Making sure your will can be found

What is a Wills Registry? In Singapore, there is no central storage area for wills, however the Public Trustee maintains ...
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/ Wills, Probate, Wills

Advance Medical Directive – A Living Will

In general, people tend to shy away from the topic of death, citing reasons such as superstition to a fear ...
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Taking Care When Drafting Your Will

Marley v Rawlings is the case where an elderly couple – Alfred and Maureen Rawlings based in England – prepared ...
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INHERITANCE (FAMILY PROVISIONS) ACT & THE IFPA

A will may turn out the way one least expects it to, contrary to an expectation one may have had ...
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YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: MANIPULATING AN INDIVIDUAL TO AMEND THEIR WILL IN YOUR FAVOUR

Yang Yin’s golden ticket went from being a ticket to becoming a millionaire at the expense of an elderly widow, ...
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How should we own our home? – Part II

When a couple, married or not, live in a property which is legally owned by one or both of them, ...
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Wills & Property Planning - Singapore HDB over river

How should we own our home – Part I

It is a fact of life that most adults get married, or find a partner, and live together as couples ...
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Wills Blog - Sunset

Why should I make a will?

It was Benjamin Franklin who said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. Well, some people can avoid taxes, ...
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Incisive Law Wills Blog - How do I make a will?

How do I make a will?

These days almost everything important is done online. We live in a virtual world, where clicking a mouse in the ...
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Incisive Law-Wills Planning

Here, There and Everywhere

It’s as gloomy as the weather in Singapore in December. What happens when one shuffles off this mortal coil? While ...
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