Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows a person who is at least 21 years of age (“donor”), to authorize one or more persons whom you trust to be reliable, competent and capable (“donee(s)”) to make healthcare and/or financial decisions on your behalf in the unfortunate event if you should lose your mental capacity.
If you do not appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney and become incapacitated, your spouse or another family member will have to apply to the court to control your assets or access your bank accounts. This is a complicated and expensive process. Accordingly, by having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, it alleviates the stress and difficulties faced by your loved ones if you should lose mental capacity.
All Lasting Power of Attorney applications have to be witnessed and certified by a practicing lawyer, a registered psychiatrist or medical practitioner accredited by the Public Guardian.
LPA Form 1: S$80 (NETT fixed price)
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE TO BOOK AN LPA
Please book appointment by online system below AND check junk folder if you do not receive email confirmation
We operate strictly by online appointment only. Walk in clients will not be entertained
Opening hours Monday to Sunday 10am to 2pm
Come down to our office at Golden Mile Complex on appointment date and bring along your (Donor) NRIC. Donee(s) who are able to come along can come down and bring their NRICs too. If Donee(s) cannot come, you can bring the LPA home to let the Donee(s) sign at home. Donee(s) signature can be witnessed by anyone above 21 years old.
We will draft the LPA on the spot (5 minutes) and let you check for mistakes. If there are no mistakes, we will apply the red seal and our lawyer will stamp the "Advocate & Solicitor" stamp on the LPA and the Donor and Donee(s) can proceed to sign the LPA.
We will give you a stamped envelope (with return address) to the Office of Public Guardian for you to post out the LPA after your Donee(s) have signed the LPA. You can choose to post by registered mail at your own cost.