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    Default How much does it cost to make a will?

    anyone? can recommend a cheap law firm that can do this and also deed polls

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    check your PM

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    heard a staff in the bank told another customer that it is abt 150 now
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    Can lavenderlilz-jie also do this?

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    poledra, she actually works in a law firm?...

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    Originally posted by sehsuan
    poledra, she actually works in a law firm?...
    Yuppers.
    She's a real law consultant working in a law firm.
    But I don't know how much she's charging. I think I'm too young to be making a will.. Nothing to my name but a couple of poems anyway.

    She even told me about the prospective of doing law in university. Law school is interesting, but not doing law..

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    Originally posted by Poledra
    Yuppers.
    Law school is interesting, but not doing law..
    how come ??

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    Default Re: How much does it cost to make a will?

    Originally posted by Mystix
    anyone? can recommend a cheap law firm that can do this and also deed polls
    Hmmm ... actually you can just get a template off the web, and get is signed and witnessed by 2 other people (not-related to you), then that's about it ....

    F.O.C. and it is a legal binding document. Remember, all have to be above 21 and of sound mind and body

    I may be wrong, so if there are any legal consultants ... please advice.

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    poledra, you heard of the joke about local air stewardesses?

    Passenger: Miss, what did you do before coming to the airline?
    Stewardess: Study lor (Law)....


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    Default Re: Re: How much does it cost to make a will?

    Originally posted by Retro
    Hmmm ... actually you can just get a template off the web, and get is signed and witnessed by 2 other people (not-related to you), then that's about it ....

    F.O.C. and it is a legal binding document. Remember, all have to be above 21 and of sound mind and body

    I may be wrong, so if there are any legal consultants ... please advice.
    yup i heard bout that one... trying to find that template now.

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    Originally posted by oceanxp
    how come ??
    Actually, I'm not all that sure.
    Apparently, it's the 'appeal' of sitting on your butt most of the time (and getting fat) and using your brain to detect holes in some obscure contract... blah blah...

    But law school challenges the students. Dunno how either. Details are a little fuzzy.

    And, no, sehsuan. I haven't heard that one. Lame, tho.

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    Correct mi if i am wrong, but i think those will u download from net is not exactly legal binding rite?
    I did ever ask tt qn on the cost of making a will....its abt 100+ from any law firm.... can juz go to those smaller one with commisioner of oath service.

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    Actually, hor, any old letter phrased correctly will do - (lawyers in ClubSNAP please feel free to step in and smack me if I am wrong.

    Example:

    I, Darren of ClubSNAP, being of sound mind on this 26th day of April in the year 2004, hereby leave all my Nikon equipment to my daughters, Axxx and Axxxx.

    Signed,
    Darren.

    Witnessed by
    Friend1 signature
    Friend1 name in print
    Friend1 NRIC/passport

    Friend2 signature
    Friend2 name in print
    Friend2 NRIC/passport
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    Now of course, a template will make it much easier if you have lots of property be distributed, eg. house, car, jewellery, co. shares. etc. But the basis of the letter is still the same - basically a document signed and with 2 witnesses.

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    according to what I learnt from my law module darren is right

    1) you don't need a lawyer to write up a will for you

    2) you need to sign at the END of the will, this is very important

    3) you need 2 witness to sign, and they must NOT be the beneficiary of the will.

    if you don't have a will, there are a certain set of formulas that are used to divide your property.

    only problem with not getting a lawyer is that when a problem crops up, there maybe "loop holes" in your writting that someone can exploit. Anyway, in most cases, if there is no dispute, there will be no problem.
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    Originally posted by rueyloon
    according to what I learnt from my law module darren is right

    1) you don't need a lawyer to write up a will for you

    2) you need to sign at the END of the will, this is very important

    3) you need 2 witness to sign, and they must NOT be the beneficiary of the will.

    if you don't have a will, there are a certain set of formulas that are used to divide your property.

    only problem with not getting a lawyer is that when a problem crops up, there maybe "loop holes" in your writting that someone can exploit. Anyway, in most cases, if there is no dispute, there will be no problem.
    To add on to what rueyloon has written:

    1) you also need to name the executor(s) of the will. The executor can also be your beneficiary.

    2) Whether the executor is the same person as the beneficiary, please state his/her/their name(s) as per how it appears in the NRIC, NRIC No.

    3) If the Beneficiary is not the Executor, please state his or her name (as it appears in the NRIC) and NRIC No.

    4) If there is no will or if your will is invalid, the law of intestacy applies.

    CAVEAT: What is given is just a general rule as none of us here actually know what is your own situation. If in doubt, it would be advisable to seek independent legal advice.

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