In Singapore, wills are governed by the Wills Act, which states that a testator may devise, bequeath or dispose of his real or personal estate, via a will.
How do you make a will in Singapore?
The requirements for a valid will in Singapore are:
- The will must be committed to writing.
- The testator must be at least 21 years old.
- The testator must sign the will at the foot of the will.
- The testator’s signature must be witnessed by 2 or more witnesses, who must also sign the will in his presence.
- The 2 main witnesses cannot be beneficiaries of the will, or spouses of beneficiaries.
If the testator is unable to sign at the foot of his will, he may allow another person to sign it on his behalf and in his presence. In addition, witnesses apart from the two main witnesses can also be beneficiaries. Here’s what else you need to know about drafting a will.