If more than one executor is appointed how do they make decisions? What happens if executors disagree or can’t agree?
If 2 persons die under circumstances where it is impossible to know who died first the commorientes rule applies and the elder is deemed to have died 1st. This may lead to an inequitable outcome.
What happens if someone in a same sex relationship passes away without a Will whilst living in Singapore? The legal situation is quite clear in this instance. The law just treats him/her as single when he/she passed away. If a person were to pass away in Singapore without a Will his/her estate falls under the […]
When writing a Will Singapore law requires a Will Maker to leave something for the spouse of the Will Maker. Inheritance Family Provision Act (Cap. 138) The Inheritance Family Provision Act allows a person who is a Will Maker’s : spouse; unmarried daughter (regardless of age): infant son; or disabled son or daughter who is […]
It is not uncommon for people in Singapore to have assets located overseas. You have foreign born persons who move to Singapore but keep assets overseas. You also have Singaporeans who are born in Singapore but studied overseas, have business overseas or invest overseas. Many of these people maintain overseas bank accounts or own overseas […]
What happens if you are in a de facto relationship or co-habitating and pass away without a Will? Unless you are legally married Singaporean law doesn’t recognise the relationship. You will be deemed an unmarried single and your partner is ineligible to inherit your estate. Rules for distribution If a person passes away whilst resident […]
What can a will maker do about leaving a large inheritance to young children? As discussed in a previous post, children that lose both their parents will inherit at 21 if the parents die without a Will. At 21 the human brain is not fully developed. Leaving someone their entire inheritance at 21 to manage […]
Drafting or writing your Will yourself is a good thing. However, you may still make mistakes that may invalidate your Will. The following are just some of the possible errors a person make make in the process of doing their Will on their own. Making a Will but not signing it It is not unusual […]
What happens if my beneficiary passes away before me? If a beneficiary in your Will passes away the gift to him/her may fail. You may already have read our will making tips at https://ezwills.com.sg/will-making-tips/ but there is one thing you need to pay attention to if you do not want to get things wrong. If […]