Deed Poll, Power of Attorney (POA) & Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Our team of lawyers at Circular Law Chambers have assisted clients in their name change in Singapore by executing a Deed Poll, as well as advised clients on Legacy Planning by preparing a Power of Attorney and/or Lasting Power of Attorney.

To change your name in Singapore, we will be able to assist you in a Deed Poll which is a legal document drafted by our lawyers that declares your new name and is executed in our lawyers’ presence. There are many reasons for a change in name, such as when if you get married and wish to adopt your spouse’s last name, to add an English name, to change your Chinese or Tamil characters, to delete or remove your hanyinpinyin name or simply for auspicious reasons.

In the realm of Legacy Planning, it is vital to make early arrangements to protect your interests, should you become mentally incapacitated one day. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a Donee to act on your behalf and to act and make decisions on your behalf when you lack the mental capacity to make decisions on your personal welfare matters, property and other matters in the future. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is different from a Power of Attorney (POA) that generally ceases to have effect when you lose your mental capacity. On the other hand, a Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document which is a legal document that can stipulate the powers conferred onto the Donee as well as the limitations on this power.