Under Singapore law, the formal requirements laid down by section 6 of the Wills Act must apply.
There is no specific form for a will although certain formalities have to be complied with on due execution and attestation. Under Singapore law, the formal requirements laid down by section 6 of the Wills Act must apply. The formal requirements are:
1. The will must be in writing.
2. It must be signed by the testator or by some other person in his presence and by his direction.
3. The signature should appear at the end of the foot or end of the will.
4. The signature must be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time.
5. Each witness must subscribe the will in the presence of the testator.
6. No special form of attestation is necessary.
7. If a witness is a person to whom, or to whose spouse, the will makes a gift, the attestation is valid but the gift is null and void.
It is prudent to go for a medical examination if the person making the will shows signs of lacking mental capacity. The medical examination is to prove the person making the will is of sound mind.
Writing a Will may seem simple. However, many things can go wrong and it is simply not worth it. It is prudent that you should engage a professional lawyer to write your will for you.
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