With today’s busy lifestyle, it is easy to overlook making a Last Will and yet you can do it quickly, given the right legal advice and assistance. The consequences of dying “intestate” or without leaving a Last Will can be devastating for your loved ones as they could receive only a fraction of what you wish them to inherit. A Last Will is only a document of intent and it does not come into effect until you die. Before then, you can always change or revoke it. It offers flexibility and control, as opposed to an outright gift or transfer during your lifetime. We will help you to document your gifts and provide reasons in a side or explanatory letter. You appoint only the persons you trust to handle the distribution of your estate. Please note that we do not offer any advice on taxation or financial matters for which you must rely on your accountants and tax specialists only.
We can also assist in the administration of the deceased’s estate by first obtaining a grant of representation from the Probate Registry and then collecting the assets, paying off the debts and finally distributing according to the Last Will. We can also advise the executors as how to minimise claims and their personal liabilities.
We can assist in other estate matters and you will benefit from our experience and efficient services, such as:
Probate and Intestacy issues;
Will and Codicil legality disputes;
Deed of Family Arrangement to redistribute estates;
Executor, beneficiary and distribution disputes;
Replacement of executors; and
Waiver of inheritance rights to local and overseas assets.
Don’t Risk It!
We are keen to help you and your family through many legal issues in a life cycle, including preparing Last Wills and Powers of Attorney and handling Probate applications and administration of estates. We always advise our clients to take prompt actions and seek specialist advice whenever necessary.