LPA vs Deputyship: What is the Difference?

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When it comes to making decisions on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity, two legal mechanisms come into play: Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and deputyship. Understanding the nuances between these two arrangements is crucial for individuals and families navigating the complexities of estate planning and healthcare decision-making.  In this article, we will look […]

Why is Singapore Subsidising the Cost of an LPA Application?

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In Singapore, the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) serves as a crucial legal document that allows individuals to appoint trusted persons to make decisions on their behalf should they lose mental capacity in the future. Recognizing the importance of LPA certification, the Singapore government has implemented measures to subsidize the cost of LPA application fees. […]

Different Types of LPA: Choosing the Right Certification for Your Needs

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In the intricate landscape of legal and healthcare decisions in Singapore, Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) certifications play a pivotal role in empowering individuals to maintain control over their affairs, particularly in the face of potential mental incapacitation. This guide aims to shed light on the diverse types of LPA certifications available in Singapore, providing […]

Why Was the Mental Capacity Act Introduced in Singapore?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Ho Ying Jie, M.B.B.S (Singapore) Mental capacity is defined as an individual’s ability to make a specific decision at a specific time. An individual must be assumed to have mental capacity unless it has been established otherwise. It is assessed on a case-by-case basis and, following the principles of the Mental […]