Glossary of Terms relating to Singapore Lasting Power of Attorney
A person who signs and certifies that the donor knows the implications of making an LPA and is not doing it under duress, fraud or undue pressure.
This person can be any practicing lawyer, psychiatrist or Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) accredited medical practitioner. The certificate issuer also needs to sign on the LPA form as a witness for […]
A deputy is appointed by the court to make certain decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity when the person has not made an LPA and has no donee to decide on his behalf in respect of those decisions. A deputy can be an individual, or a licensed trust company for property & aff airs […]
A person, at least 21 years of age, appointed by the donor to make decisions and act on his/her behalf on personal welfare and/or property and affairs matters in the event he/she loses mental capacity. An undischarged bankrupt is not eligible to be a donee for property and affairs matters.