Probate Lawyer Singapore
Losing someone you love is a difficult situation and process to take in. It also comes with many complicated and painful emotions to deal with.
We understand that it is never easy losing a loved one, and that many complex, and often difficult emotional issues need to be dealt with. It may seem like a lot of information to take in.
With a team of empathetic estate lawyers, we make the process of distributing your loved one’s estate as simple and hassle-free as possible. We offer fixed fee Grant of Representation services for straightforward cases, to help you obtain the Grant of Probate/Grant of Letters of Administration in an expedited and cost-effective manner.
Contact us today and we will find a solution for you together.
If the person left a Will
The estate should be divided according to their wishes. The person or persons responsible for doing so, known as the executor (or executor), is typically appointed in the Will. In order to carry out this task, the executors would have to send those papers to the Court in order to apply for a Grant of Probate in Singapore.
Applying for a Grant of Probate
A Grant of Probate grants the executors the power to manage the estate of the deceased in accordance with their Will. Before completing any application for Grant of Probe, you must ensure that the Will either suggests or explicitly specifies who the executors are to be.
It is also necessary to satisfy the official criteria for the validity of a Will.
Within six months of the date of your loved one’s death, you can apply for a Grant of Probate. Through filing an originating summons alongside the appropriate documents needed for making the application, our estate lawyers and administrators can assist you.
If the person did not leave a Will
Where no Will exists, or the Will of the deceased is incomplete or found to be invalid, the spouse or other next of kin of the deceased must therefore apply to the Court for the appointment of the personal representative and administrator of the estate of the deceased. The procedure for naming an administrator or administrator is referred to as the Letters of Administration Grant.
Applying for Letters of Administration
Letters of Administration authorise an appropriate person, in accordance with the law of Singapore, to be appointed as administrator and to distribute the estate of the deceased.
The law sets out seven groups of entitled individuals. These, in order of priority, are:
- the spouse;
- the children of the deceased;
- the parents;
- brothers and sisters;
- nephews and nieces;
- grandparents; and,
- uncles and aunts.
If any of the beneficiaries of the estate is under 21 years of age, it is appropriate to designate two or more administrators.