How to Apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration in Singapore

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  Introduction to Singapore Grants of Letters of Administration When a person passes away without making a valid will in Singapore, someone from the family of the deceased will usually apply to the court to take over the administration of the estate. Generally, those applying to take on this responsibility are known as the personal…

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How to Apply for a Grant of Probate in Singapore

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Introduction to Singapore Grants of Probate An unfortunate misconception prevalent in Singapore is that you can execute a Will and then leave everything in the hands of the very capable executor you chose. While that’s true to a certain extent, most Singaporeans don’t realize that when you pass away after executing your last will and…

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Finding a Lawyer to Reseal a Malaysia Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Singapore

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  It has become increasingly popular for Malaysians of means to own properties and shares of public listed companies in Singapore. As such, applications to reseal Malaysian grants have risen in recent years. What exactly is a Resealing Application? Who can Apply to Reseal a Malaysian Grant in Singapore? The person applying to reseal a…

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What is a Caveat and What does a Caveat have to do with Probate in Singapore?

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What is a Caveat? Sometimes, there may be situations whereby you may be uncertain whether you wish to take out a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration. A common scenario is when the executor or administrator with a prior right to you may not be capable (or is unwilling) to handle…

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Can you Apply for a Grant of Probate when the Deceased left behind Two or more Wills?

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Introduction Drafting a will is something that Singaporeans should be encouraged to do. It’s generally good advice. However, sometimes people take good advice a little too far and end up drafting multiple wills over their lifetime. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, life happens and it may be necessary to update your will…

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5 Tips for Choosing a Good Probate Lawyer in Singapore

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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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