Handling Roommate Troubles: A Brief Legal Guide

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction After a long day at work or school, we all want to retreat to a peaceful environment where we can truly relax. But a difficult roommate that you share an apartment with can get in the way of that. A roommate who leaves his dishes undone and rubbish uncleared is trouble enough, but what […]

VIETNAM: Legal issues surrounding the collection of a deceased person’s sperm

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article was first published on nguoiduatin.vn as of 30/12/2018. The case where Ms. Vong Ngoc Huyen requested the receipt of her biological son’s sperm that is being stored at Tu Du hospital for her daughter-in-law’s in-vitro fertilization has raised multiple legal issues such as: may sperm be considered an asset? Does sperm belong to moral rights […]

Do you know what are professional deputies and donees?

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou’re single, and you don’t have close family members or close friends who will look after you should you fall ill. Or, perhaps you do, but you don’t wish to “burden” them. You are not educated, and never worked a single day. Your husband provided for the family. You weren’t rich, but you had enough: […]

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How To Apply For A Grant of Probate (Part 2 of 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesDue to the fairly lengthy process of applying for a Grant of Probate, this topic will be presented in two parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What to expect from the process, and what documents would need to be prepared by the lawyer? What are the documents and forms that are required […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]

How To Apply For A Grant of Probate (Part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 6 minutesDue to the fairly lengthy process of applying for a Grant of Probate, this topic will be presented in two parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What to expect from the process, and what documents would need to be prepared by your lawyer? What documents and forms would comprise the ‘Main Application’ […]

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A Guide to Applying for a Grant of Probate

Reading Time: 6 minutesLosing a loved one is never easy, and the sheer volume of legal documents a next-of-kin has to deal with may seem overwhelming. In these cases, a difficult but inevitable situation that arises when dealing with the passing of a loved one is: how does one go about managing the deceased’s assets? Where the deceased […]

I already have a will; do I need to update it?

Reading Time: 6 minutesOften times, after people make a will, it is stashed away after signing. Is just making a will and signing it enough when it comes to division of assets and estates? Simply put, no. Like a house that constantly needs to be upgraded or renovated every time a child is born, or simply because of […]

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Muslim Inheritance: How Does It Work?

Reading Time: 6 minutesHandling probate and inheritance matters may be difficult, especially after losing a loved one. This process is slightly more complicated for Muslims, who are bound by a different set of rules from non-Muslims. For Muslims, the distribution of a deceased Muslim’s estate must be in accordance with Muslim inheritance law, also known as faraidh. What […]

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Becoming the Executor of a Will

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is involved as an executor of a will? When you agree to be the executor of a person’s will, you agree to manage and distribute that person’s assets for the beneficiaries named in his will and in the manners instructed in the will upon that person’s death.  In other words, you agree to execute […]

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Intestacy – Dying Without a Will

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen a person passes on, the tasks of managing the assets that the person leave behind can be daunting on the family especially in a time of grief. You can ease your family’s tasks by making a will – a document that gives clear appointment of whom you want to manage such matters for you […]

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The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act

Reading Time: 4 minutesProperty in Singapore is extremely valuable, and much confusion can arise out of figuring out whose property belongs to whom after someone is recently deceased. Often, a person makes a Will to specify how the property and assets should be managed or distributed after his death. However, people sometimes neglect to draft a Will, or […]