Appointment of Deputy

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My loved one lacks mental capacity to make decisions for his property and affairs. He has not made a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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For his welfare, you can apply to court to be appointed a deputy to make certain decisions on his behalf.

What is a Deputy?

A deputy is appointed by the court to make certain decisions on behalf of a person who

A. Lacks mental capacity (e.g. elderly with dementia, children with intellectual disability) and
B. Has not made a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

A deputy can be an individual or a licensed trust company.

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Costs & Procedures

1

Email us at desmond@dmolaw.com.sg and our lawyer will contact you to set up the first consultation.

2

At the first consultation, our lawyer will advise you on the procedures and information requirement for the appointment of deputy.

3

Upon completing the paperwork for your matter, our lawyer will initiate the application by filing all relevant court documents:-

A. Originating Summons
B. Deputy’s Affidavit
C. Doctor’s Affidavit & Medical Report
D. Consent of Relevant Person (ie/ someone who has to either consent or can object to the person being a deputy)

4

Our lawyer will attend all relevant case conference(s) and court hearing(s) for your matter.

5

Once orders are granted by the Judge, our lawyer will extract the Final Court Order and the matter is deemed to be completed.

The first consultation [Step 2] is chargeable at $100.

For uncontested appointment of deputy, we offer a fixed price package of $4000 [Step 3-5] based on the following conditions:-

  1. The application will not be contested (i.e. there are no Relevant Persons who will contest your application to be the Deputy).
  2. 4 affidavits will be provided (2 for main application, 2 spare to address any additional information that the Judge wants to be admitted to court). If more affidavits are subsequently required by the Judge, the additional affidavits will be charged at S$400 each for doctor affidavits and S$250 each for non-doctor affidavits.
  3. 2 Relevant Persons will be covered (i.e. spouse, parent, sibling or child above the age of 21 years old). An additional $100 is chargeable for every Relevant Person above the first 2 Relevant Persons involved in the matter. Every Relevant Person has to either sign a Consent or be served with the filed Court documents.
  4. If an Urgent Interim Order is required, an additional $500 will be charged.