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

Reseal Malaysian Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration

  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 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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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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