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Why is it Important to Review your Will?

Why is it important to review your Will

People often think that writing a will is a once-in-a-lifetime event. We either procrastinate and leave will-writing to the end of our lifetime, or write a Will once and forget about it. However, did you know it is crucial to review your will? Milestones in life may render your Will revoked, such as remarriage. However, […]

Protect Your Joint Assets With heritance

A recent Straits Times article commented on a recent landmark ruling by the Singapore Court of Appeal regarding joint tenancy. When a property is held in joint tenancy, it means that the co-owner has the automatic right to inherit the property (the law of survivorship) upon the death of the other co-owner. However, the recent case […]

Writing A Will, What Do You Need to Prepare?

Family Values For Inheritance

To many, writing a Will is not the top priority when finance or family planning matters come into play. As Singaporeans, we always plan – our journey to financial freedom, the steps needed for success or even simply the pathway to your neighbourhood Kopitiam. So, why do we not plan for the only certainty in […]

The Importance of a Family Constitution

Family Values For Inheritance

You have probably heard of the constitution that governs a nation. In the political world, a constitution is drafted to define the bedrock and set the parameters of the governance of a nation. What about a family constitution? It isn’t all that different. A family constitution lists down a set of guidelines and principles that […]

What are the Different Roles in a Will?

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You might have probably come across multiple scenes in movies that illustrate the following – the family gathers around in a library to hear the reading of a will after the death of a member. Someone, usually a lawyer, takes out a stack of papers from his briefcase to start the session, declaring a set […]

Quick Guide to the Different Types of Wills

quick guide to different types of wills

Possibly life-changing, the will is one of the most important documents that you need to have. This article is a quick and simple guide to all you need to know about wills. What is a will and why do you need it? It is a document that encompasses your instructions and wishes on how you […]

6 Pitfalls of Writing only a Will

In 2016, Singaporeans ranked #3 globally for household wealth and #197 for birth rate. What this means is that our children are going to be much richer before they are ready. Wills are a common and familiar tool most affluent individuals use to distribute their assets when they are no longer around. In China, the […]

7 Ideas that Breathe Life into Your Family Trust

Do you know that setting up family trust funds are no longer reserved for the super-rich? In recent years, more licensed trust companies are setting up shop in Singapore, targeting families with as low as $3M in household wealth. With Singapore becoming an “old money” economy, there’s a growing number of younger millionaires who acquired […]