Wills & Lasting Power of Attorney

Wills

Since most LGBTQ parents in Singapore are seen as single parents in the eyes of the law, it is important that the biological parent draws up a will to ensure the non-biological parent gains guardianship of their children should anything happen to the biological parent. A will can be drawn up and registered with the Will Registry in Singapore. A guide on how to do this can be found here.

It is also important to note that CPF is not included in Wills so CPF nomination must be done separately or it will be distributed in accordance to estate laws in Singapore.

Lasting Power of Attorney

In the case where one partner is incapacitated, it is helpful to have the lasting power of attorney in place so important decisions can be made on behalf. More information on this can be found here.