Why should you make a Will?

Your Will tells your beneficiaries what should happen to your money, possessions and properties after you die. If you don’t have a Will, the Distribution Act 1958 will decide how your estate is to be distributed – and this might not be in line with your wishes.

A Will makes it much easier for your family to sort everything out when you die – without a Will the process can be more time consuming and costly.

If you don’t have a Will, the estate will be distributed according to the Distribution Act 1958. Writing a Will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family or you specifically don’t want to leave your money to someone.

The Will Tells 

Who should have your money, possessions and properties after you die

Who is the Executor of your estate.

A Will Is Valid So Long As

The Will states how your estate is to be distributed/states your specific instructions

The Will was made when you were able to make your own decisions and you were not put under pressure/duress

It is signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses and the witnesses can’t be beneficiaries to the Will.

How to make a Will

STEP 1

identify all your money, possessions and properties;

STEP 2

decide who to give your money, possessions and properties;

STEP 3

decide on who is to be your Executor of your estate (usually it’s one of your beneficiary);

STEP 4

appoint a lawyer to draft your Will.

Getting a Lawyer to draw up your Will can save you a lot of stress for those you leave behind, as well as giving you a bit more peace of mind.

Can I speak to someone at Razak Lim & Co. regarding my Will?

You can speak with a Probate/Letters of Administration lawyer (Mr. Phang) today by calling us on 62061093 or by filling in the enquiry form.

Contact Details

Tel: +60-3-62061093/62065093 l Hp: 0123021652 (whatsapp only) l Email: jp@razaklim.com l Fax: +60-3-62053986