In making a Will, can I give away my Worldwide Assets, including Singapore?


Based on our experience, it is common for Testators (including Singapore Citizens and Singapore Domiciled) to make a Singapore Will covering worldwide assets, as it is convenient to do so.

Even if a Testator does not have any assets outside Singapore, it is common to state in his Will that he is […]

In making a Will, can I give away my Worldwide Assets, including Singapore?2016-07-21T12:47:33+08:00

Money in your CPF and Nomination


If you have made a nomination under the CPF Act, your nominee shall be entitled to the funds in certain CPF accounts regardless of what is stated in your Will. If you have not made a nomination, your funds will be distributed under the law in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act.

Even if you have […]

Money in your CPF and Nomination2016-06-10T20:23:37+08:00

What happens to my CPF Nomination upon divorce?


Divorce does not revoke your previous nomination. This is because you may still wish to provide for your ex-spouses and children. You may therefore wish to re-nominate when divorce takes place.

What happens to my CPF Nomination upon divorce?2016-06-10T20:22:04+08:00

If I already have a Will, do I still need to do a CPF Nomination?


Yes, you still need to nominate because the distribution of your CPF savings, DPS sum insured, shares in an approved corporation, fixed deposits under CPFIS-SA and ERS, is by way of nomination.

If I already have a Will, do I still need to do a CPF Nomination?2016-06-10T20:21:28+08:00

What items are covered by CPF Nomination?


If you have a valid CPF Nomination, the following items will be distributed to your Nominees in the proportion as stated in your Nomination upon your death:

  1. Savings in the Ordinary, Special, Medisave and Retirement Accounts;
  2. Dependants’ Protection Scheme (DPS) insured sum;
  3. Discounted Singapore Telecom shares;
  4. Fixed deposits under the CPF Investment Scheme […]
What items are covered by CPF Nomination?2016-06-10T20:20:17+08:00

What is the Wills Registry of the Public Trustee office?


Will Registry is part of the Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office of Singapore, and is a confidential registry depository for Willl information. If you have made a Will, you may wish to submit your Will information at the confidential Wills Registry by paying the relevant fee (wef 1 March 2014, S$50), which merely contains brief particulars of your Will such […]

What is the Wills Registry of the Public Trustee office?2016-06-10T20:15:39+08:00

Amending your Will?


You should never attempt to change your Will by crossing parts out or adding words in or by attaching anything to it. If you do so your Will may become ineffective or invalid. If you wish to change your Will, either make a fresh Will to revoke and supersede the earlier Will or […]

Amending your Will?2016-06-10T20:12:24+08:00

When should I review my Will?


If you marry or re-marry, your Willi is nullified or cancelled unless the Will was made in contemplation of your marriage.

You should review your Will if any of the following event happens:

  1. if you change your name or anyone mentioned in the Will changes his
  2. if an executor or trustee dies or becomes unsuitable to […]
When should I review my Will?2016-06-10T20:11:14+08:00

Making Your Will Known


Having made a Will, if your family members or your named Executor(s) do not know that you have made a Will or how to locate it, this will defeat the whole purpose of making a Will. It is therefore important to inform your Executor(s) and/or your close ones of the whereabouts of your original Will.

If […]

Making Your Will Known2016-06-10T20:09:13+08:00

What is a Will?


A Will is a written document that states who you want your assets and money (“the estate”) to go to when you passed away. As it is a very important document the law specifies what will be recognised as a Will. It is a temporary document and can be changed at any time by a […]

What is a Will?2016-06-10T20:06:57+08:00

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