- About WillMaker
- Making a will
- After Making Your Will
- Data and Privacy
- Upon death
Who We Are
WillMaker is a will-making service created by SingaporeLegalAdvice.com with input from practising lawyers. SingaporeLegalAdvice.com is Singapore's everyday legal platform, providing legal information, lawyer profiles, legal templates, and more.
How does WillMaker work? Is the entire will-making process online?
We guide you step by step through a series of questions so that we can generate a personalised will document for you. Upon payment, you will be able to download an editable Word document. In order for it to be valid, you have to print it and get it signed in front of witnesses. Detailed instructions are provided upon download.
Is the entire will-making process online?
Our system will generate your will based on your answers to a set of questions. The will can be downloaded and printed upon payment. In order for it to be valid, you have to print it and get it signed in front of witnesses. Detailed instructions are provided upon download.
What can WillMaker do?
WillMaker is designed to handle most situations and provides the following features:
- Appointing an executor with a backup.
- Appointing a guardian for your children.
- Giving specific gifts, such as a property, bank accounts, etc.
- Giving gifts to charity
- Distributing assets by percentage to beneficiaries, with option for backup beneficiaries.
- Generating a will for the case that the testator does not speak English.
Making a will
Don't I need a lawyer to make my will?
As long as your will fulfils the legal requirements, there is no need for your will to be drafted, approved or witnessed by a lawyer. You can write your own will. Our will-writing system covers the typical scenarios.
What if I have a previous will?
Most wills, including the ones we generate, state that all prior wills are no longer valid. Hence, once the new will is signed and witnessed, your previous will becomes invalid.
Does the will apply to all my assets?
Your CPF funds cannot be distributed by the will and the nomination must be made separately. For property that you own in joint tenancy, the property goes to the other joint tenant upon death.
Can I make a will for my parents?
You can generate a will for them according to their wishes. Ultimately, the will has to represent their intentions and they still have to understand and sign the will in the presence of witnesses.
Can I make a will to distribute my foreign assets?
It is possible to include foreign assets in your Singapore will. However, the distribution of your assets will be subject to the jurisdiction of the local courts and you may wish to check with local lawyers on any possible legal restrictions.
Who can be a witness?
To make your will legally binding, the will has to be signed in the presence of two witnesses. Your witnesses should be over the age of 21, and must not be a beneficiary of your will or someone married to a beneficiary.
After Making Your Will
What do I do after I make the will?
Store your will in a safe and easily accessible place. In addition, make sure that your family member or your executor knows where you have stored your will.
How do I register my will?
You can lodge your will with the Wills Registry
. Do note that it is run by the Singapore Academy of Law, and that it will not store the will. It stores details about the will.
Will marriage or divorce revoke my will?
A marriage will revoke any wills made previously, so you should make a new will after marriage. Divorce does not revoke previously-made wills, so you might want to make a new will after divorce as well.
Data and Privacy
Can I retrieve my will?
If you choose the Save option (thereby creating an account) as you are answering the questions, you will be able to re-login on a future date. If you choose not to create an account, then your data will not be saved.
What happens after I pass away?
Whoever you have appointed as your executor applies to court for a Grant of Probate using your will. With the Grant of Probate, the executor can communicate with banks and other relevant entities to distribute your assets according to the wishes in your will. This is why it is best that the executor knows where you have stored your will.
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