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How are Assets Distributed in the Event that there is No Will?

If you are a Singaporean who has property only in Singapore, your assets will be distributed following the rules of the Intestate Succession Act. The first question to ask is whether you have left behind a surviving spouse. IF YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND A SURVIVING SPOUSE, BUT YOUR PARENTS HAVE PASSED AWAY AND YOU HAVE… ...

How do I Obtain Letters of Administration?

You would need to obtain letters of administration if the deceased had not left behind a will. Several documents have to be prepared when filing for letters of administration: – The Statement (in Form 172(b)) – Paragraph 3 of Form 172(b) should contain the following particulars of the deceased: i. Country of which he was… ...

What happens at a Mediation Session?

The mediation session will usually involve the following steps: The mediator will introduce attending parties and ask them to agree to the process and ask them to follow some ground rules. The mediator will give each party a chance to explain what their view of the problem is. The mediator facilitates parties to discuss the… ...

Should I make a Will?

A Will allows you to give your assets to anyone and in any proportion you desire. What happens if I do not have a Will? If you did not create a Will, or if your Will became invalid, then your assets will be distributed according to the Intestate Succession Act. Under the Intestate Succession Act,… ...

6 Reasons To Get A Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between two people that is executed before marriage. The agreement deals with the financial aspects of a couple`s marriage in case it comes to an end. In fact, when you give it some thought, all marriages have a “prenuptial agreement” – it is just known as “divorce law.” If… ...

Capital Offences / Death Penalty in Singapore

What are listed as capital offences? Under the Penal Code, Cap 224, they are namely: Murder Abetting suicide of a person under the age of 18 or an insane person Kidnapping Gang Robbery that resulted in death of person Drug Trafficking Unlawful discharge of firearms Click here to download pdf. ...

Plea Bargaining In Singapore

Plea bargaining is an informal two-way process between defence counsels and prosecutors. Click here to download PowerPoint. ...

Divorce Mediation in Singapore

At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, we understand that the divorce process is both difficult & complex. It is a time in which all parties involved experience high emotional distress and anxiety levels. All our lawyers are trained mediators, as we believe that separating couples who are able to pursue this route can greatly benefit and… ...

Amendments to the Singapore Employment Law Act

As effective from1 April 2014, we would like to highlight some important changes to employment law in Singapore that may affect your organisation’s employment policies and practices. These changes came about on 11 November 2013 when the Parliament passed the Employment, Parental Leave and Other Measures Act 2013 (“the Act”). The Act brings some key… ...

Legal Complaint in a Personal Injury Case in Singapore

If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another person, you will need to file a lawsuit against that party for compensation. You will need to provide the facts and legal reason as to why you should be compensated for your injury. A legal complaint form in a personal injury lawsuit declares your intention to… ...