Clarification on will writing for a family/married couple : one joint will or separate?

A lawyer advised me and my spouse to write separate wills :
as the will is charged at a fee per will, I'm trying to establish if this is a general
practice out there & the reasons for it : if it's one joint will, it will be charged
for one will's fee.

Reason was the lawyer wants to customize it to meet our special-needs
(intellectually disabled who can't live on his own) kid but by making the
wills separate, I'm curious how this helps
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
think about what will happen if you don't die at the same time...
this is what  SingaporeLegalAdvice.com has to say about joint wills:
Joint will
A joint will is a single instrument made by 2 or more persons, which will serve as their separate wills. On the death of the first person, the survivor(s) becomes a trustee of all the assets named in the joint will. However, the survivor(s) will dispose only the deceased’s share(s) of these assets in accordance with the will’s instructions.

Changes to, or destruction of, the joint will require all testators’ consent.

Some reasons why people might consider making a joint will are:

  - Jointly appointing someone to distribute their assets
  - Where they are considering making a mutual will.

However, making a joint will is not advisable because, it is unclear whether Singapore courts will uphold and enforce joint wills. Joint wills are also more difficult for a testator to change compared to if he were to make a regular will.

Joint wills may lead to inconvenient complications upon the demise of one testator, such as splitting of assets.

You may also find it difficult to find a law firm which provides the service of drafting joint wills.

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