Do I need a lawyer to draft my Will?

Based on the Singapore Wills Act, you do not NEED a lawyer or even a professional to make / draft / verify / witness a Will. A Will just needs to fulfil certain conditions as stipulated in the Act for it to be valid, just to name a few:

  • A Will has to be in writing (not that you must "hand write" the Will, rather for it to be in hard copy and hand signed)
  • The testator must be at least 21 of age (unless you’re in military service)
  • The testator must either sign the will himself or direct someone else to in his presence at the foot of the will.
  • To have 2 or more witnesses witness the Will and sign the Will in the presence of the testator.
  • The 2 main witnesses cannot be beneficiaries or spouses of the beneficiaries of the will, or any gifts to them will be void.
  • In addition if you are Muslim, the Will must also conform to the Fariad.

Regardless, there are some terms within the Will itself and when you consider not all assets can be given through a Will, attempting to DIY yourself without guidance can get tricky.

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Please note that your Will is only valid after it is signed by the testator and the 2 witnesses.

You can find a summary of the signing instructions on Page 2 of our Wills.

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