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 and 2: S$80 (NETT fixed price)
STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE TO MAKE A LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY
- Please fill up the form below with your name, mobile number, email address (please check carefully for typos as the confirmation message will be sent there) and preferred date and time. Please do NOT walk in - we are a private lawyer’s office and not a shop.
Opening hours: Monday’s to Saturday’s 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You will receive an instantaneous reply to the email address your provided. Please check your junk mail folder if you have not received the confirmation within five (5) minutes.
Come to our office at 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex Singapore 199588 (Lavender or Nicholl Highway MRT) with ALL the donees and ALL bring along their NRIC only.
The Lasting Power of Attorney will be ready in 15 minutes. Check the Lasting Power of Attorney to make sure it is correct.
If everything is correct, you and all the Donees must sign. Our lawyer will apply the red seal and stamp his “Advocate & Solicitor” stamp on the Lasting Power of Attorney. We will give you the original and one certified true copy.
Pay S$80 in cash.
We will file the Lasting Power of Attorney with the Office of Public Guardian (INCLUDED IN PRICE).
The Office of Public Guardian will mail the registered Lasting Power of Attorney to you after registration.