Can I give away my HDB flat in my Singapore Will?

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  Yes, you can. However, in order to “give away” your HDB flat in the will, you will have to be the solo-lessee of the HDB flat. If you hold the property on joint tenancy with somebody else, it will devolve to the remaining joint tenants through the doctrine of survivorship. For example, if you…

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Can I avoid getting a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore?

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  Yes, we understand. Hiring a lawyer to extract a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration isn’t a cheap process. There are actually a few scenarios in which you can work around having to extract a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore, although these situations are fairly limited. 1) The estate…

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How to apply for a Grant of Probate in Singapore

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  If a person passes away after making a valid will in Singapore, the executor(s) appointed by the deceased will have to make an application for a Grant of Probate. To find out more about being an executor and what it entails, click here. Essentially, the Grant of Probate is a court order conferring power…

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How to apply for Letters of Administration in Singapore

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  When a person passes away without making a valid will in Singapore, or when when he makes a valid will, but has not named an executor in his will, another personal representative will usually apply to the court to take over the administration of the estate. Generally, those applying to take on this responsibility…

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Can you revoke your insurance nominations in a Singapore Will?

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  You’re in the process of drafting your will in Singapore, and you’ve made a decision to give a valued person the benefits of an insurance policy. However, you’ve made a nomination previously that you’d like to revoke. The big question here is – Can you revoke your previous insurance nomination through a will? In…

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Can I appoint another person to be the guardian of my children in my Singapore Will?

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  Yes, you can. Section 7 of the Guardianship of Infants Act provides that both the father and mother of a child younger than 21 may appoint any person in their wills to be the guardian of the infant after their death. However, it has to be noted that ONLY the parents can appoint prospective guardians…

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What’s the difference between Mirror Wills, Mutual Wills, and Joint Wills in Singapore?

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  Very often, married couples wish to plan their wills together, and to allocate their worldly possessions jointly. Many times, they’ll look for a lawyer, requesting that the lawyer draft a will for both husband and wife. In Singapore, the terminology with respects to such wills can be a little confusing and hopefully, this article will…

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What exactly is Probate and how do you get a Grant of Probate in Singapore?

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  As soon as a loved one passes on in Singapore, generally the first thing his or her family members will do is to find out whether the deceased has written a will, and if so, whether that will is a valid will for which probate can be issued in the Singapore courts. So what…

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What is the role of an Executor in Singapore and what are the requirements to be an Executor?

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  One of the first questions a lawyer or a will-drafting provider in Singapore will ask someone who wants a will drafted is who he/she wishes his/her executor to be. Don’t worry, there aren’t going to be any hangmen involved (that’s the role of an executioner, not an executor). In wills and probate parlance, an…

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Glossary of Common Will and Probate Terms in Singapore

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  The world of Wills and Probate has its own language, and sometimes this language can get a little confusing. Here at Singapore Probate, we’ve set out a glossary of common legal and quasi-legal terms you’ll come across when you’re drafting a will or handling letters of representation. Hopefully, this’ll help you to navigate the…

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