Wills Frequently Asked Questions

Are your wills really all S$180? Why is it other law firms charge extra for ​complex wills and special clauses?

Yes, all our wills are the same nett price whether simple or complex. We have drafted all sorts of complex ​wills with trust arrangements, guardianship arrangements, waterfall clauses, contingent ​clauses all for the same price.

​If you are curious why other law firms have a different price structure, please call them.

I only have a HDB Flat, can I give it away by a Will?

Yes. That’s the whole purpose of a Will. After you die, your executor will have to obtain a Grant of Probate. After that the executor will have to make the transfer to the beneficiary at HDB using the Grant of Probate with the Will stamped with the Court seal.

Who will handle my instructions in the Will after I die?

You will have to appoint at least one person (preferably two), who can be a beneficiary, to act as an Executor of your Will after you die. He has a duty to handle your estate i.e. liaise with the probate lawyer, go to HDB / SLA to transfer the house ownership, go to the banks, CDP, insurance to close the accounts and collect the monies and then distribute it to the persons named in your Will.

Can I draft a will myself?

Yes you can. But make sure you read the Wills Act and a Wills textbook (by G Rahman) first to ensure you ​comply with all the requirements. If your home-made Will is void, your assets will be ​distributed in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act.

​If that happens and your assets go to someone whom you do not wish to give anything, ​ then it would be most unfortunate.

Will changing my address affect the Will?

No, a change of address of the Testator or beneficiaries does NOT affect a Will. The Executor will have to look for the beneficiaries at their new address to give them the money.

Must I list down all my bank account numbers, CDP and broker account numbers in my Will?

No. You can simply state the name of the bank or broker company in your Will because after you die, the probate lawyer will write to all the local banks and insurance companies to enquire if you have an account.

If you have bank accounts with the non-local banks or other investment accounts, we suggest including them in the Will but the account numbers are not necessary.