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Can an Executor of a Will Be Forced to Execute the Will by a Judge?

Gloria James-Civetta & Co Estate Lawyers A judge can remove an executor if he does not perform his duties or the beneficiaries propose a good case to remove him. However, the judge cannot force a named executor to oversee the probate of the will. Express Renunciation by Executor If you are appointed as an executor…...

Joint and Mutual Wills in Singapore

Gloria James-Civetta & Co There are various types of wills. The more common types in Singapore are simple wills, joint wills and mutual wills. Single wills are the most common and often without any complications. Joint Wills Joint wills are made by two persons on a single legal document. This is usually done by married…...
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Will Writing Services

A Will with 2 Executors An executor is someone that you appoint and name in your Will to administer your estate and distribute your assets after you have passed on. You may appoint more than one executor. The executor needs to be above 21 years old, capable of fulfilling his/ her duties and a non-bankrupt.…...
division of assets

Women’s Charter Amendments 2011

The Women’s Charter governs the law of marriage and divorce, and recent amendments have attempted to make these processes more convenient and efficient. These measures include the following: Stronger protection measures for maintenance orders An amendment to Section 71 of the Women’s Charter allows the courts to use a banker’s guarantee, in the event of…...
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Strategy for Obtaining Custody from a Narcissist Parent

When you decide to divorce a narcissistic spouse, you may feel relief at finally being able to distance yourself from their toxic behavior. But the situation is more complicated when you have children. Divorce can set you free from your spouse’s destructive influence–but what about your kids? There’s good reason for concern: having a narcissistic…...
lasting power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Why you should apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney? Unless you already have a Power of Attorney, your loved ones will need to apply for an order under the Mental Capacity Act through the Family Court of Singapore to become “deputy”, which can be a long and costly process. A Lasting Power of Attorney…...
trust and divorce

Trusts and Divorce

Divorces between financially sophisticated spouses often involves judges and lawyers encountering trusts issues when the topics of maintenance and the division of matrimonial assets arise. In turn, this has led to the coexistence of family law and trust law. A trust arises where one holds property on another’s behalf. The person holding the property on…...
assault

Criminal Force & Assault – s350 and 351 of the Penal Code

When is a person guilty of using “criminal force”? Criminal force under Section 350 is a charge that is taken very seriously in Singapore. This is especially when criminal force is used in furtherance of sexual crimes such as outrage of modesty or in cases of wrongful confinement as well as cases which deter a…...
child maintenance

Can I be Forced to Maintain a Child Even Though I am not the Parent?

I’m not a parent. Can the court still force me to pay for a child’s maintenance? Yes. The court may make you liable for the maintenance of someone else’s child if the child has been accepted as a member of your family, and if the father or mother of the child fails to maintain him/her.…...