The Singapore Civil Code is very complex and addresses various issues related to drafting contracts and family matters. Unlike other countries, the creation of a will is addressed by a separate law in Singapore: the Wills Act.
Both local and foreign citizens can prepare testaments in Singapore, however, foreign citizens must first make sure that the Singapore law will apply upon the enforcement of the will. It should also be noted that Singapore enforces foreign judgements with respect to testaments. Our Singapore lawyers can offer more information on the Wills Law.
Before starting to make preparations for a will in Singapore, a citizen or resident of the city-state must know the following:
Also, the Singapore will must bear the signature of the person drafting it. There are various types of wills which can be prepared and our lawyers in Singapore can help you choose the right one.
Singapore citizens or residents who want to prepare their testaments must know that according to the Wills Act only certain assets can be included in the document. Among these assets are:
Also, in order to be valid, a Singapore will must contain the following:
It should be noted that if no will is prepared, the distribution of assets will be made according to the Singapore Succession Law.
If you wan to prepare a will in Singapore and need assistance, our local lawyers can help you. Please feel free to contact our attorneys in Singapore for more information on the wills and succession laws.
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