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  • Location Map- Julie Tok & Co.
    64288242 FAX 65 64288352 DID 65 65387169 EMAIL julietok singnet com sg julie julietok com sg 20 Havelock Road 02 42 Central Square Singapore 059765 LOCATION MAP Close Window Julie

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/map.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Writing a Will, Will Writing, Will Drafting: Julie Tok & Co.
    children if any A WILL takes effect only upon your death Therefore during your lifetime you are free to dispose of your assets You should not be restricted in any way in the disposal of your assets just because those assets have been specified to be disposed of in accordance with your WILL PROPERTY TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE WILL Most of your property may be distributed by way of a WILL but the following property for example require special consideration a properties held in joint tenancy b CPF monies where there had been a valid nomination c Monies proceeds under insurance policies where there had been a valid nomination d Properties held on trust for the benefit of a third party THE DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF AN EXECUTOR The executors duties include but are not limited to the following giving the proper notices to the proper parties collecting all your assets property receiving claims against the estate paying taxes debts just claims and disputing others selling estate property to cover debts or to allow for distribution distributing the estate property according to your WILL The person s so appointed as the executor s should be informed that they have been appointed as such and where the WILL is kept although there is really no requirement to shown them the contents of the WILL And it is not necessary that the beneficiaries have knowledge of the existence of the WILL A WILL CAN BE CHANGED A WILL can be changed by way of a Codicil an addition or by revoking the existing WILL and drawing up a new WILL You can change your WILL as many times as you wish However changing a WILL by crossing out parts or adding words to it should never be attempted as otherwise the WILL may become ineffective or invalid It is advisable that legal advice be sought before any changes are made to your WILL A WILL is required to be updated or changed in the following circumstances a when the testator marries or divorces Marriage automatically revokes a WILL b when a beneficiary stated in the Will dies and there is no substitute beneficiary provided for c when the person s appointed as the executor s or guardian s die s or is are no longer able to fulfill that role and no substitute executor s or guardian has been appointed d when there is a change of heart as to who the beneficiaries should be or what property is to be given to whom e when a beneficiary has changed his her name f when there is a significant change in the composition of assets If a person should die without a WILL then the law will decide to whom the property of the deceased person should go to For instance should a person leave behind a girlfriend or boyfriend or even a fiancée these people will be left with nothing from the deceased person s estate if the person had

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/will.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Divorce, Judicial Separation and Nullity: Julie Tok & Co.
    commencement of the proceedings or b habitually resident in Singapore for a period of 3 years immediately preceding the commencement of the proceedings It must be noted that no petition for divorce shall be presented to the court unless at the date of the presentation of the petition 3 years have passed since the date of the marriage However you may still petition for divorce before 3 years have passed on the ground that the case is one of exceptional hardship suffered by you The only ground necessary to file for divorce in Singapore is that the marriage between you and your spouse has irretrievably broken down that is there is nothing else you and your spouse can do to repair the marital discord However you may consider attending counseling sessions to see if the marriage could be salvaged In order that the Court is satisfied that your marriage has broken down irretrievably you must prove one or more of the following facts namely that the respondent your spouse has committed adultery and the petitioner you finds it intolerable to live with the respondent that the respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent that the respondent has deserted the petitioner for a continuous period of at least 2 years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition that the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 3 years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition and the respondent consents to a decree being granted that the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least 4 years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition JUDICIAL SEPARATION You may wish to live permanently apart from your spouse by

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/divorce1.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Custody, Care and Control of the children of the marriage: Julie Tok & Co.
    Subject to this the court shall have regards to a the wishes of the parents of the child and b to the wishes of the child where he or she is of an age to express an independent opinion Essentially the parent who has been granted custody of the child shall be entitled to decide all questions relating to the upbringing and education of the child However in some circumstances the Custody Order may contain conditions as to the place where the child is to reside the manner of his her education the religion in which the child is to be brought up The Custody Order may also provide for the child to be temporarily in the care and control of some person other than the person given custody It may also provide for the child to visit a parent deprived of custody or any member of the family of a parent who is dead or has been deprived of custody at such times and for such periods as the Court considers reasonable Under the law once the child reaches the age of 21 years the Custody Order in force will automatically become ineffective However if the child is suffering from any physical or mental disability the Custody Order may continue beyond the child s 21 st birthday until he she recovers from that disability Where an order for custody is in force no person is allowed to take the child who is subject to the Custody Order out of Singapore unless with the written consent of both parents or permission of the Court Anyone found contravening this shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding S 5 000 00 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both When custody is granted to

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/divorce2.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Splitting up: Maintenance of Wife and Children: Julie Tok & Co.
    mental disability of the wife The age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage The contribution made by each of the parties to the marriage to the welfare of the family including any contribution made by looking after the home or caring for the family The standard of living enjoyed by the wife before the husband neglected or refused to provide reasonable maintenance for the wife The conduct of each of the parties to the marriage Such a Maintenance Order if granted will only expire on the death of the wife or the husband or upon the remarriage of the wife as the case may be MAINTENANCE OF THE CHILDREN It is the duty of a parent to maintain or contribute to the maintenance of his or her children whether they are in his or her custody or the custody of any other person Even if the children are illegitimate the children must be provided with such accommodation clothing food and education as may be reasonable The Judge s decision on how much maintenance to give to the children depends on the above mentioned factors as well as the parents means and station in life The Court will also consider the manner in which the child was being and in which the parties to the marriage expected him her to be educated or trained when determining the amount of maintenance Under the law a child must be maintained until he or she reaches the age of twenty one 21 However the Court may make an Order for the benefit of the child who has attained the age of 21 years or for a period that extends beyond the day on which the child attains that age because Of a mental or physical disability of the

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/divorce3.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Division of the Matrimonial Assets: Julie Tok & Co.
    be divided between the husband and the wife The Court has to make an order as to the division between the parties of the matrimonial assets or the sale of any such assets and the division of the proceeds of such a sale in such proportions as the Court considers fair In deciding on the division of the matrimonial assets the Court will take into account various factors including the following which are not exhaustive The extent of the contributions made by each party in money property or work towards acquiring improving or maintaining the matrimonial assets The needs of the children of the marriage The extent of the contributions made by each party to the welfare of the family including looking after the home or caring for the family or any aged or infirm relative or dependant of either party Any agreement between the parties with respect to the ownership and division of the matrimonial assets made in contemplation of divorce The Court is directed to pool all the matrimonial assets together and give appropriate consideration to the above factors and then make a decision on a just and equitable division of the total value of this pool of matrimonial assets The Court may make any one or more of the following orders an order for the sale of any matrimonial asset or any part thereof and for the division of the proceeds an order vesting any matrimonial asset owned by both parties jointly in both the parties in such shares as the Court considers just and equitable an order vesting any matrimonial asset or any part thereof in either party an order for any matrimonial asset or the sale proceeds thereof to be vested in any person to be held on trust for such period and on such

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/divorce4.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Divorce Lawyer (Woman): Julie Tok
    who will within one month of service give a written reply as to whether they agree to the plan Proposed Matrimonial Property Plan PMPP A PMPP is drawn up where the husband and wife cannot agree as to the way in which the HDB flat is to be divided A proposed matrimonial property plan is a plan setting out the proposals of the husband and wife separately as to the way in which an HDB flat is to be divided if a petition in respect of their marriage is granted The Petitioner has to send standard queries in standard formats to the HDB and CPFB who will within one month provide answers to the standard queries The Respondent the other party to the marriage who has been served with the PMPP will have to file with the court within 2 months of service the PMPP with the Respondent s portion duly completed together with the written reply from the CPFB Options ONE of the following options may be jointly selected by the parties to the marriage as the basis of their agreement if the AMPP is to be drawn up If a PMPP is to be drawn up the options may be selected separately by the wife and the husband as their own proposed mode of division of the HDB flat The option for AMPP or options for PMPP will help the Court in ordering the division between the parties of the HDB flat The Court decides whether to adopt or reject the whole or any part of the AMPP or PMPP The Court can also modify the proposals Note that apart from considering the AMPP or PMPP the Court will also consider a number of other factors Some of these factors are the financial and non financial contributions of the parties towards acquiring improving or maintaining the HDB flat the contributions made by each party to the welfare of the family the needs of the children of the marriage whether the husband or the wife has custody care and control of the children Option 1 The flat will be surrendered to the HDB i e where parties are in physical possession of the HDB flat Under this option the parties are to agree or propose how the compensation for the surrender of the flat will be used who will bear the outstanding HDB loan or monies due to the HDB If both are to pay the proportions that each will pay will have to be stated who will refund the CPF monies which have been withdrawn for the purchase of the flat and to whose CPF account the refund will be made who is to bear the conveyancing stamp registration and administrative fees of the surrender how the balance or shortfall will be divided Option 2 The Agreement for Lease with the HDB will be terminated i e where the parties are not in physical possession of the HDB flat Under this option the parties are to agree or

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/divorce_matters.htm (2012-12-22)
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  • Particulars for Simple Will
    Will e Form Submission You have entered the anti spam code incorrectly Please click on the back button to re enter the code Close Window

    Original URL path: http://www.julietok.com.sg/will_drafting_process_form.asp (2012-12-22)
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