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Who has a will here?

Post by tham53 » Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:24 am

I am planning to have my own will. Any ideas on what are the things to consider?

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Re: Who has a will here?

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 29 Oct 2020 2:06 pm

I have a will and a way.
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Re: Who has a will here?

Post by martincymru » Thu, 29 Oct 2020 4:28 pm

Can I draft and manage my own Will? I want to modify regularly and don't want to go back forth every 5 minutes to a lawyer

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Re: Who has a will here?

Post by x9200 » Thu, 29 Oct 2020 5:18 pm

tham53 wrote:
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:24 am
I am planning to have my own will. Any ideas on what are the things to consider?

Gosh, first the bed bugs and now the will.
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Re: Who has a will here?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Oct 2020 9:38 pm

I did the will for my previous employer's elderly father. After he passed on a couple of years ago (around 10 years after I made up the will) I got a call from the family lawyer. Wanted to know if I'd kept a copy of the will I'd drawn up (to confirm it's validity). I did and it passed muster and the will was administered. You can find basic boilerplate wills online and modify the contents to your needs. Worked okay.

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Re: Who has a will here?

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:39 am

^ you're a brave man. Mind you if it's straight forward ("I, SMS, leave everything I own to the Democrat Party") then ok but if you expect a contested situation it's much trickier - for example; ("I, SMS, leave everything to the Democrat Party and nothing to my wretched relatives") will not work because there are expectations (legally speaking) that dependents (wretched or not) need to be provided for and even non dependents need to have specific exclusions clauses, e.g. ("I, SMS, leave nothing to the Republican party as they have betrayed the trust of the American people").
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Who has a will here?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Oct 2020 5:21 pm

Actually it was contested and that was the reason for the contact. One of the two sons was contesting the will (two sons, one of which was my boss) one of which was gay and the other straight. The eldest (the gay one) contested the will, but it was held up in court.

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