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Old 16-06-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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Any good will making lawyers?

Hi guys,

Just wondering if you guys know of any good lawyers for will making?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 16-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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Quite sure Stanford law would be risky.
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Old 16-06-2017, 10:35 PM   #3
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Hi guys,

Just wondering if you guys know of any good lawyers for will making?

Thanks in advance.
Do you intend to craft a complex will ? Otherwise, any law firms should be good enough; there's no point paying extra to the "branded ones". Making a will is entry level legal work leh.
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Old 16-06-2017, 10:55 PM   #4
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Quite sure Stanford law would be risky.
The real risky one would be Mr Johnny Cheo Chai Beng of Cheo Yeoh & Associates, where Justice Chan Seng Onn ruled that Mr Cheo lacked competence for not knowing that a will must be executed before at least two witnesses. Consequently, Mr Cheo and his firm must pay $841,000 to 18 relatives of the late businessman.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...-invalid-court
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Old 16-06-2017, 11:11 PM   #5
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yah lah, when you receive a copy of the will, make sure its signed off by 2 independent witnesses who are not any of the named beneficiaries
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Old 17-06-2017, 01:30 PM   #6
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How do I do CPF nomination and make a will when I don't have next-of-kin in Singapore?
My parents and brothers in Malaysia.
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Old 17-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #7
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How do I do CPF nomination and make a will when I don't have next-of-kin in Singapore?
My parents and brothers in Malaysia.
I think dont need to be singaporean. Besy way is to give CPF a call.
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Old 17-06-2017, 01:44 PM   #8
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I think dont need to be singaporean. Besy way is to give CPF a call.
Thank you for your reply. I saw the form allows passport of nominee.
I have another question regarding income tax. I am sure a foreigner may need to pay income tax in case of distribution upon my demise. If I split that into smaller lots for parents and brothers, will there be any tax advantage?
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Old 17-06-2017, 01:58 PM   #9
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Thank you for your reply. I saw the form allows passport of nominee.
I have another question regarding income tax. I am sure a foreigner may need to pay income tax in case of distribution upon my demise. If I split that into smaller lots for parents and brothers, will there be any tax advantage?

S laws is to tax your estate as in whole, first; meaning pay all S taxes.
Next will to pay all creditors, etc.
Whatever balance is stated in according to your will, if any.
If no will, S laws on this matter apply; such as 50% parents, etc...

As i am not a lawyer, do consult a real lawyer for more latest updates.

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Old 17-06-2017, 02:16 PM   #10
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Hi guys,

Just wondering if you guys know of any good lawyers for will making?

Thanks in advance.

You can DIY, as there are books and articles on How to Write a Will.

Most lawyers may asked you some personal questions and if they feel there may have problems in the end of your life, they will not accept.
Current issue is an example.

For more info, do visit this link; copy & paste, as i have no permission yet.

mlaw.gov.sg/eservices/pto/welcome.xhtml

This is a safe house for Wills to be kept, read "Will Record" for more info.

Regards.
Note: I am no a lawyer but had done some research on this matter years ago.
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Old 17-06-2017, 02:27 PM   #11
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How do I do CPF nomination and make a will when I don't have next-of-kin in Singapore?
My parents and brothers in Malaysia.

You need to have some valid &or legal documents &or references, such as NRIC, when you visit any CPF locations.
May not necessary to have the original copy.

You can do it there and then, as CPF officials are also be your witnesses.
Should you decide later to make changes, you can do it anytime.

As i had done these before, without any problems.

Do note that CPF without nomination will be by default to parents, for single.
Upon your marriage, this default will change to your spouse, no matter who you had nominated earlier.
For latest info do visit cpf.gov.sg

Nomination is not compulsory as there is Laws on this matter.

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Old 17-06-2017, 02:53 PM   #12
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Thank you eric3743 for the kind replies.

As for the S Tax, does it mean my CPF becomes income and subject to income tax according to the rates for foreigner or me as local?
I remember there is no estate tax any more after 2008.
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Old 17-06-2017, 04:24 PM   #13
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We have an upcoming seminar on will writing end of June.
Anyone like to find out more?
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Old 17-06-2017, 10:53 PM   #14
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cost can vary from 200 (freelance type) to 600 (law firms tying up with banks) for basic will.

but some banks are having promos, you buy insurance from them and they cover the cost of the will writing

those lawyers are more thorough in asking questions to ensure you cover all the various contingency plans
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The man with vision can also cause his will to tear the family apart.
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