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Why You Should Make a Will

PKWA Law has been providing will writing services for the last 3 decades.  Our team of experienced Wills Lawyers will assist you to make your will quickly and at affordable rates.

Why You Should Make a Will – Singapore Wills Lawyer

  1. It gives you control over the distribution of your assets
  • If you do not make a will, your assets will be distributed according to the intestacy regime
  • This is a set of statutory rules with pre-determined beneficiaries
  • The deceased thus has no control over who will receive their assets in an intestacy situation
  1. You can make special provision for your children, dependents, and non-family members
  • Can leave instructions for other arrangements, e.g. appointing a guardian for your children or setting up a trust for them
  • Can also make bequests to non-family members, who would not be entitled to receive anything in an intestacy situation
  1. To reflect the changes to your family life, if you are divorced
  • Divorce does not render a previous will (made during the lifetime of the marriage) invalid
  • If you have remarried, you would need to make a fresh will to provide for your new family, and/or to ensure any bequests to your former spouse accurately reflect your wishes
  1. It’s less stressful for your family
  • Death is always hard on one’s family and loved ones – grief and bereavement are difficult enough to deal with, without the various administrative tasks that need to be seen to in the wake of death as well
  • Making a will reduces this burden on one’s family – e.g. they will not need to worry about whether there is a will and waste time looking for one
  1. It minimizes disputes among family members
  • In making a will, the testator (i.e. the person making the will) gets to control in advance how their assets will be distributed – i.e. who receives what assets and how much
  • This minimises the risk of ugly disputes between family members over their entitlement to the assets
  1. It makes administering the estate much quicker and cheaper
  • Where someone passes away without leaving a will, the deceased’s family members have to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration before the assets can be distributed
  • This costs more than the probate process (where there is a will), takes longer, and can be more stressful for your family
  1. It’s relatively inexpensive for something which provides so much peace of mind
  • Making a simple will is relatively quick and inexpensive , usually no more than a few hundred dollars
  • This small investment nonetheless affords you peace of mind – and the security of knowing you have provided for your loved ones is priceless
  • However, it should done by a lawyer, as there are various requirements which must be complied with to ensure the will is valid.

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