Estate Planning Beyond the Will – The Crucial Role of Trust

When it comes to estate planning and wealth transfer, most people immediately think of drafting a will or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). It’s a natural first step

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Lasting Power of Attorney: The Essential Guide to Creating Your LPA in Singapore

Picture this. One day, you’re unable to make the crucial life decisions that shape your future, from managing your finances to selecting your healthcare. Sounds scary, right? Let’s

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Understanding Intestacy: What Happens When You Die Without Will

Picture this: you’ve worked hard your entire life, accumulating assets and building a legacy. But what if, upon your passing, certain assets are left out of the will?

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What is Insurance Nomination

Have you ever watched Korean drama “Shining inheritance”? In the show, Go Eun-sung’s father died from a gas explosion. However, her stepmother took the life insurance money and moved out

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Does a will override all insurance nominations?

If you have made will, you know the importance of making your asset distribution clear so no confusion for your family members. But have you made an insurance

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Revised Guide to the Nomination of Insurance Nominees

In conjunction with the implementation of the new legal provisions in the Insurance Act on beneficiary nominations, the Life Insurance Association Singapore (LIA) issued a consumer guide, Your

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What happens to your investments under the CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) if you pass away?

Investment proceeds under CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) are not covered under the CPF nomination.  If you pass away, your investments under the CPFIS and any cash held in his

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Who can claim your CPF savings when you die without legal heirs and nominees?

In my recent article How will your CPF savings be distributed if you are no longer around, I explained that if you pass away without proper Nomination, your

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How will your CPF savings be distributed if you are no longer around?

If you pass away without CPF Nomination, your CPF savings (Ordinary, Special, Medisave, and Retirement Accounts) will be transferred to the Public Trustee for distribution to your family

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Where would CPF money go if it is nominated to a bankrupt?

When Madam Lim Lye Kiang sought to claim the $102,000 from CPF which her late sister had left her, she would never have expected that the CPF Board

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