5 Tips for Choosing a Good Probate Lawyer in Singapore

5 tips to choose a good probate lawyer Singapore

Introduction Choosing a probate lawyer in Singapore isn’t a very difficult task. There are many lawyers who handle probate and administration matters in Singapore and these are everyday “bread and butter” transactional issues for many law firms around our little red dot. However, choosing a good probate lawyer may be a different matter altogether as…

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What are the Duties and Liabilities of Executors and Administrators when Administering an Estate?

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What is the Difference between an Executor and an Administrator? When a loved one has passed away leaving behind property, such property must be administered and distributed in accordance with the law. Someone has to be appointed by the Court as an executor or administrator before he or she can administer the estate. While an…

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Why you should have your Will, Lasting Power of Attorney and CPF Nomination done at the Same Time

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Wills in Singapore We’ve written previously about the importance of drafting your Will in Singapore. However, writing a Will is something many Singaporeans put off, or completely ignore. We’ve speculated that this is a cultural phenomenon, and that Singaporeans are generally pantang about anything to do with death. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that if…

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What Exactly is the Schedule of Assets and is it Necessary for the Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration in Singapore?

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  What is the Schedule of Assets? The Schedule of Assets is a supporting document that is required when a personal representative is making an application for either the Grant of Probate or the Grant of Letters of Administration. It is a document that lists out all the assets of the deceased’s estate and is…

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When will Probate / Letters of Administration be Determined by the Family Division of the High Court in Singapore?

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  Generally, most probate proceedings take place in the Family Justice Courts. However, there are certain scenarios when hearings for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration have to be heard in the High Court (Family Division). What Difference does it Make which Court a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration is heard?…

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Islamic Inheritance Law in Singapore: Getting the Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration for a Muslim Estate

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  Introduction: How are Muslim Estates Distributed? In Singapore, the Intestate Succession Act does not apply to Muslim estates. Muslim estates must be distributed according to Islamic inheritance laws, which is provided for under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (“AMLA”). Islamic inheritance law, otherwise known as Farā’id, governs the situation when a deceased Muslim…

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What is the Process of Administration of Small Estates by the Public Trustee in Singapore?

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  Introduction For small estates in Singapore which do not exceed the value of S$50,000, the estate can be administered by the Public Trustee without the need for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. For the avoidance of doubt, this S$50,000 does not include the debts of the Deceased. When will the Public…

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What is the difference between Contentious and Non-Contentious Probate in Singapore?

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  We’ve established what is probate in an earlier article and now we’ll move on to the difference between contentious and non-contentious probate in Singapore. Non-contentious Probate In Singapore, the majority of probate matters are non-contentious. Most non-contentious probate matters tend to be straightforward and in most of these cases, the lawyers appointed are usually…

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Resealing Foreign Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration in Singapore

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  Introduction Generally, after a person passes away, that person’s movable property devolves according to the law of the country in which he is domiciled while his immovable property (such as real estate) devolves according to the law of the country in which that immovable property is located. For example, if a person passes away…

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How to withdraw a deceased person’s savings in Singapore without Letters of Administration or Grant of Probate

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  While Letters of Administration and Grant of Probate are necessary in many situations after the passing on of a deceased person in Singapore, the personal representative of the deceased person may not always need to hire a lawyer to apply for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. If you are closely related…

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