What is required to extract Letters of Administration in Singapore when there are minor beneficiaries below the age of 21?

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  Under Singapore law, at least two administrators have to be appointed as long as there is a minority interest or a life interest in the estate. A minority interest means that there are beneficiaries beneath the age of 21, and a life interest generally means that the asset is given to the beneficiary for…

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The DIY Guide to Drafting Your Own Will in Singapore

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Introduction Don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise. You can write a will yourself for free in Singapore. Under Singapore law, there is no need to hire anyone to draft your will in Singapore. Not a lawyer. Not a will-drafting company. Not anyone. You can write a perfectly valid will yourself and if you do…

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How long does it usually take to extract the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore?

  How long is this going to take? This tends to be the question that’s first and foremost on most people’s mind when they approach a probate lawyer in Singapore for the first time. In this day and age, everybody wants instant gratification. Unfortunately, extracting the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore…

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What is the role of the lawyer in non-contentious Singapore probate matters?

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  Occasionally, there are disputes over Singapore wills, and certain beneficiaries may choose to challenge the will in a contested probate. However, for the most part, most Singaporean probate matters tend to be uncontested. In uncontested probate cases, Singapore probate lawyers are usually only instructed to extract the grant of probate or letters of administration…

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Muslim Estate Planning in Singapore

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  Farā’id, or Islamic Inheritance Law / Muslim Intestate Succession Law governs the situation when the deceased Muslim passes away without making a will or when there is no agreement among his heirs on how his estate should be distributed. In Singapore, Farā’id is provided for in the Administration of Muslim Law Act (“AMLA”), and…

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What happens if I don’t include my family members in my Will in Singapore?

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  While many Singaporeans generally create wills to benefit their family and loved ones after they pass on, this doesn’t always strictly have to be the case. For whatever reasons of their own, some testators may not include their immediate family in their wills. As the testator, you may assume that your wishes are paramount…

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What is a Trustee and What are the Duties of a Trustee in Singapore?

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  What is a Trustee? In many wills, it is common to note someone being appointed as both “executor and trustee”. While commonly mistaken to be the same thing, an executor and a trustee are actually two different roles. An executor in Singapore has a statutory power of sale for administration purposes. However, those powers…

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What is the Estate of a person and what forms a person’s Estate in Singapore?

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  What is the Estate of a Person in Singapore? To put things simply, your “estate” just means everything you own. To define it more narrowly, a person’s estate can be referred to as all of the assets he leaves behind after his death. What forms a person’s Estate in Singapore? 1) Personal Property Personal…

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How should I keep and store my Singapore Will?

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  You’ve finally taken the time to have your will drafted by a Singapore lawyer. Everything is settled and you are content with how your assets are going to be allocated after you pass on. Now, there’s just one last thing to consider – where to keep and store the will for safe keeping. It’s…

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What exactly is a Trust Fund and do you need to be rich to set up a Trust Fund for your children in Singapore?

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  You may have heard the term “Trust fund” before. It’s likely that if you’re not certain what it means, you probably associate the term with ultra-wealthy Singaporeans. Stories tend to propagate about “trust fund babies”, and how these young people are very well taken care of financially for the rest of their lives. However, if…

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