Get An Affordable Will Made By Experienced Lawyers

Last updated on August 7, 2020

Why Get an Experienced Lawyer to Write Your Will?

Experienced lawyers are best-placed to write a will that reflects your intended distribution of assets because they understand the legal principles behind a will.

In addition, if you get a lawyer to write a will, your will is protected by professional indemnity, unlike for other will-writing services.

Best of all, getting your will written by an experienced lawyer is an affordable process.

Why are Our Lawyers’ Wills Affordable?

In Singapore, it generally costs between $200 to $400 to engage a lawyer to draft a simple will. If your will is more complex (for example, if you have overseas assets to will away), your will may cost $500 and up.

However, the lawyers listed on our platform know that you have a choice of experienced lawyers to choose from, and will offer you competitive pricing as a result.

How to Get an Affordable Will Written by an Experienced Lawyer

  1. Go to our list of will-writing lawyers using the “Make Your Will” button below.
  2. Fill in details about the will you need and choose 5 lawyers to send your request to.
  3. Decide on the lawyer after comparing their quotations for writing your will.

Why Do You Need a Will?

A will is a legal document that gives specific instructions for the distribution of your assets after death. There are several reasons why it is better to have a will in place:

Make sure your loved ones are protected in the distribution of assets

If there is no will, then your assets are distributed according to Singapore’s intestacy rules. Although these rules are logical, there may be situations where they do not reflect your wishes.

For example, by intestacy rules, 50% of your assets go to your spouse and 50% of your assets go to your children. This can mean that your own parents are not provided for if anything happens to you.

Or, in a more extreme case where there are no children, and your spouse passes away in an accident a short while after you, all your assets may end up going to your spouse’s family.

A simple will ensures that your assets end up fairly in the hands of your loved ones.

Make it simpler and cheaper for your loved ones when settling your affairs

If you do not have a will, your spouse or next-of-kin has to apply to court to be appointed as an administrator of the estate.

There is also an order of priority that the court follows in appointing the administrator of an estate. There may also be a dispute among your loved ones as to who should be the administrator.

If there is a will, then you are able to appoint a specific person as executor in your will, such as your relative, a friend, or even a professional executor like a law firm. The executor will apply for a Grant of Probate from the court to distribute the assets in accordance with your will. You should discuss this with the executor when making your will.

Leave more detailed instructions behind

With a will, there is more room for you to leave behind detailed instructions that can make the life of your loved ones easier.

For example, if you have children who are of minor age, you can appoint a testamentary guardian for them in your will. Without a will, the court-appointed guardian may not be who you want.

Other details you can specify include how you would like your body to be dealt with after death.

More complicated wills can involve setting up trusts for the children so that they only receive the bulk of your assets at a more mature age. You may wish to consult a trust lawyer on this instead.

For more information, you may wish to download our free guide to will-making here:

Getting the Right Lawyer to Write Your Will

Although wills seem to be simple documents and there are many will-writing services, it is generally better to engage a lawyer to draft them.

There are some legal issues to take note of when writing a will. For example, any property that is owned under joint tenancy cannot be included in your will. This is because property owned under joint tenancy automatically goes to the surviving joint owner.

A practising lawyer has professional liability for the will drafted, and you can have recourse if something goes wrong and the will turns out to be invalid.

There are many lawyers experienced in will-writing who are willing to provide competitive prices. Our service helps you compare services and quotations from experienced will-writing lawyers.

  1. Go to our list of will-writing lawyers using the “Make Your Will” button below.
  2. Fill in details about the will you need and choose 5 lawyers to send your request to.
  3. Decide on the lawyer after comparing the their quotations for writing your will.

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