DEAL­ING WITH DEATH: ONE WOMAN’S EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Beauty News -

“B efore my hus­band got sick, we al­ready had a will. It was done af­ter we bought our sec­ond house. But over the years, we did not up­date it to in­clude our daugh­ter, who is 22 this year.

When my hus­band was di­ag­nosed with can­cer, we had our will up­dated by a friend who was a so­lic­i­tor. The chal­lenge I faced while do­ing this was try­ing to un­der­stand the com­plex­ity of the will. It was tax­ing as I was fac­ing so much emo­tional stress while car­ing for my hus­band.

Our main con­cerns were to pro­tect our daugh­ter from unscrupulous in­di­vid­u­als who might marry her for her money, and to en­sure she would be well taken care of dur­ing her life­time. We also wanted to make sure that if our daugh­ter passed away too, our es­tates would be left to our fam­i­lies, all of whom are over­seas, or to char­i­ties of our choice.

What I learnt is that it’s best to have your es­tate plan­ning in place as soon as pos­si­ble, so that you and your spouse can dis­cuss mat­ters in a calm and well-thoughtout man­ner.” – Win­nie Chan, 58

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