State specifically who takes charge of your life decisions
Safeguard your interests by appointing a person or a few people as your donees.
Your donees will help to ensure your wellbeing and prioritise your wants and needs if you ever lose mental capacity to make your own decisions.
No one will be appointed by default, which means that it will be especially difficult for your loved ones to care for you without an LPA.
Reduce potential difficulties faced by loved ones
If no one has been nominated, your loved ones may not be able to make necessary medical arrangements or take care of your financials.
Gift yourself a peace of mind by making a LPA and be assured that your life would be in the secure hand(s) of your loved ones should anything ever happen.
Prevent additional cost and time needed
Without a LPA, your loved ones would have to go through Court to be appointed as your deputy in order to act on your behalf.
Due to a lack of recognition of LGBTQ+ partners, the court is more likely to appoint a blood relative as your deputy rather than your LGBTQ+ partner.
The whole application process for deputyship would require more time and money than making an LPA — plus, you’ll lose the freedom to choose who gets to act on your behalf.
Property and Affairs
If you want to be more specific about who decides what, there’s another option available for you as well. Follow this link and download the relevant documents under LPA Form 2.
LPA Form 2 allows you to:
However, the annex to Section 4 of LPA Form 2 has to be drafted by a lawyer, and will cost you $200 (for Singapore Citizens) to make an application with LPA Form 2.
You will need to find either one of the following individuals to be your LPA certificate issuer:
You will then need to send the following documents to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) by post.