Foreword

Lasting Power of Attorney: A Guide to the LPA and how to Set it Up, Lim Fung Peen (2019) (Marshall Cavendish) (Forthcoming)

Posted: 16 Aug 2019

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Vincent Ooi

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Date Written: December 1, 2019

Abstract

In recent years, conversations about death have become less of a taboo in Singapore. We have begun to accept death as a natural ending to life, and in doing so, have embraced the control and freedom of imagining and expressing how we would like to live out our final years.

An LPA is an expression of our ideals and preferences in what may be our last years of life. It spurs us to question how we would like to live, or our affairs to be managed, if we can no longer think for ourselves. What do we want? Who would we trust to carry out our wishes?

This is a conversation that we need to have with ourselves sooner rather than later. An LPA can help us frame that conversation. It could provide the peace of mind and assurance that our friends and family have heard and understood our wishes, and would relieve them of the uncertainty and stress of navigating a complex legal process in times of grief.

Keywords: Lasting Power of Attorney, LPA

Suggested Citation

Ooi, Vincent, Foreword (December 1, 2019). Lasting Power of Attorney: A Guide to the LPA and how to Set it Up, Lim Fung Peen (2019) (Marshall Cavendish) (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3436562

Vincent Ooi (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

HOME PAGE: http://law.smu.edu.sg/faculty/profile/156436/Vincent-OOI

Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore
Singapore

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