If the deceased left a valid will, the estate would be distributed according to their wishes. The executor(s) named in the will apply to the court for a grant of probate. Once the court has authorised this, the distribution of the assets can take place.
Assets can include money, property, and any other possessions.
If the deceased did not leave a valid will, a spouse, or next of kin could apply to be appointed a personal representative to deal with the estate’s administration. This is known as a grant of letters of administration.
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Our lawyers will guide you through your responsibilities regarding wills, probate, and letters of administration. They will explain how you can achieve the best solution through Singapore’s courts to gain legal control of the deceased’s assets.
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There is a significant volume of documents to be collated, and forms to be completed and submitted. It is highly advisable to hire a law firm with experience in this area to lessen the burden and ensure a successful application.
Once the lawyer has filed the necessary court documents, it should take around4-6 weeks to extract the Letters of Administration.
For those who engage a lawyer to handle the application for Grant of Probate, it will usually be ready in about 4-6 weeks after the lawyer has filed all the necessary documents.
This assumes it is not contentious.
An executor is a person appointed by the deceased to manage their estate after they have passed away. The executor shall apply to the court for a Grant of Probate in order to administer and distribute the deceased’s assets to the beneficiaries specified in the will.
If no valid will is available then the court will appoint a person who is suitable to manage the deceased's estate, usually following the Intestate Succession Act. In this scenario, you would apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration rather than a Grant of Probate.
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