Wills : From $200 onwards
What is a Will?
A will is a legal document that sets out what will happen to a person's estate when he or she dies.
Why make a Will?
Drafting a Will allows you to decide on how your assets are to be distributed. In the absence of a Will, your assets will be distributed in accordance with the rules of distribution as set out in the Intestate Succession Act (Cap. 146). This may be unsatisfactory if you wish a certain portion of your assets to go to certain family members, close friends or organisations.
A Will also allows you to set up special arrangements to take care of vulnerable family members.
For example, where young children are involved, a Will can be drafted to provide for the legal guardians to take care of them upon your passing. Protective trust funds can also be set up to ensure that vulnerable family members are well taken care of financially until they are able to take care of themselves.
Drafting a will also has the advantage of allowing you to choose someone you trust to manage your assets. Upon your passing, an individual will be appointed to gather your assets and distribute it according to your will (if any) or according to the Intestate Succession Act (Cap. 146).
Such an individual has wide ranging power over your assets and although they are bound to manage your assets according to the law or to your wishes in your will, there have been cases where assets have been mishandled and as a result, the intended beneficiaries have suffered loss.
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