Our practice provides a range of services relating to estate planning.
We commit our time and effort to each client’s needs because every individual has a different financial portfolio and there is no one-size-fits-all drafting of Wills. We interview each client to determine their real and personal assets and craft a Will that will fit his/her intention within legal constraints. For best communication, our solicitor can converse in dialect and she is proficient in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien.
If any of the beneficiaries is below the age of 21, you will need to appoint two (2) Trustees and decide on the powers to grant to them. Be sure to discuss with your Trustees to ascertain that they are willing to accept the appointment and you do not need to reveal sensitive details. Ideally, a Will should be reviewed every 5 years and, most importantly, if your marital status have changed, you should review or re-do your Will as marriage will revoke an existing Will but divorce does not.
We offer our services at reasonable prices and it will vary according to the complexity of your Will. For further information and consultation, please call us at 6227-7347.
Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) & Mental Capacity Act (“MCA”) application
With a growing awareness of our longer life span, physical and mental health planning has become increasingly crucial. We encourage early planning of one’s personal welfare, and property and affairs through the execution of a Lasting Power of Attorney. We are an LPA Certificate Issuer and, if you prefer customization, we will draft the LPA according to your needs and requirements.
In the unfortunate event that a person (“P”) did not execute a LPA before losing mental capacity, the applicant will have to make a court application under the Mental Capacity Act. Our practice can assist you in the court application.
Grant or Reseal of Letters of Administration or Probate
On the demise of a person, if there is a Will, the application is for a Grant of Probate. On the other hand, if the deceased did not leave a Will, the application is for a Letters of Administration. The process can take between 3 to 6 months depending on the value and the kind of assets. Our firm also handles contested application.
We also provide services for the re-sealing of a Grant of Probate or a Letters of Administration granted by a foreign court.
Call us at +65 6227 7347 to understand more and for an appointment.