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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What are the benefits of making a Will in Singapore?

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  Picture this. You’re not that rich. Not by your own standards anyway, which unfortunately, is set at a pretty high bar. You do have some assets but probably not enough at the moment to make you rush out to make a will. You’ll do it soon enough. After that first million. Maybe the second.…

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What you can and cannot give away in your Singapore Will

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  When speaking to a lawyer in Singapore, many clients often assume they can include everything they “own” under the sun in their wills. Sadly, this isn’t the case, and there are a number of items that should not be included in a Singapore will. The Wills Act (Chapter 352) states that every person may…

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