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SINGAPORE DEDICATED AND EXPERIENCED PROBATE LAWYERS

SINGAPORE DEDICATED AND EXPERIENCED PROBATE LAWYERS

When a member of your family has passed away, it is not easy to handle the legal administration of the assets and liabilities of your loved ones while coping emotionally.

At PKWA LAW, our team of dedicated and experienced probate lawyers can assist you to obtain the Grant of Probate / Grant of Letters of Administration in the Family Justice Courts on your behalf, during this difficult time.

PKWA LAW is able to obtain a Grant of Probate / Grant of Letters of Administration in approximately one month from our initial consultation with you if the matter is straightforward.

Our team of dedicated and experienced probate lawyers will assist you with your application for a Grant of Probate / Grant of Letters of Administration in a speedy and cost-effective manner.

Our Fees are very affordable and we are conveniently located at HDB Hub in Toa Payoh. Our fees are as follows: -

Grant of Probate - $1,200.

Grant of Letters of Administration - $1,500.

Our fees do not include GST and disbursements such as Court filing fees and Commissioning fees.

Call us today for a first free consultation to find out how we can assist you.

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What if there is a Will?

The Estate should be distributed according to the testator’s wishes. The person or persons who are responsible for the distribution of the testator’s assets are known as the Executor(s). They are normally named in the Will.

The Executor’s responsibility is to find out the assets and liabilities of the Estate, apply for a Grant of Probate in Court, consolidate the Estate’s assets and distribute them according to the testator’s Will.

Applying for a Grant of Probate

A Grant of Probate empowers the Executor(s) of the Will to administer the Estate of the Deceased according to his / her Will. The application has to be made in the Family Justice Courts within six months from the date of the death of the Deceased. If six months have passed, the Executor(s) will have to provide an explanation for the delay.

Our team of experienced probate lawyers will assist you in your application for the Grant of Probate by preparing the relevant Court documents for you.

What if there is no Will or the Will is not valid?

If your loved ones did not leave behind a Will or if the Will is not valid, normally the spouse or the next-of-kin of the Deceased will have to apply in the Family Justice Courts for a Grant of Letters of Administration in order to be appointed as the Administrator of the Estate.

What is a Grant Letters of Administration?

A Grant of Letters of Administration is simply a Court Order empowering the appropriate person (who is normally the spouse or next-of-kin) to be the Administrator of the Estate so that the assets of the Estate can be distributed according to the Intestate Succession Act.

The Intestate Succession Act sets out seven classes of persons who are entitled to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. In descending order of priority, these persons are:

  1. Spouse;
  2. Children of the deceased;
  3. Parents;
  4. Siblings;
  5. Nephews and nieces;
  6. Grandparents; and
  7. Uncles and aunts.

If there are any beneficiaries who are below the age of 21 years, a minimum of two persons have to be appointed as the Administrators of the Estate.

Our team of dedicated and experienced probate lawyers will explain to you your roles and responsibilities in obtaining the Grant of Letters of Administration in order to distribute the assets to the beneficiaries.

Why you should make a Will

A Will is a legal instrument which provides for the administration and distribution of your Estate at the time of your death. You will also be able to decide who will take care of your minor children upon the death of both parents. A Will ensures that your Estate are distributed according to your wishes. Your estate is essentially things that you own during your lifetime. It includes your money, properties, investments and possessions. You may also include specific instructions in your Will on how you funeral arrangements.

ABOUT PKWA FAMILY LAW

At PKWA Law, our team of Family Lawyers are consistently named as leading Singapore family lawyers by respected independent legal publications such as Asian Legal Business, Singapore Business Review, Global Law Experts and Doyle's Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers.

 

Contact us at tel 6854-5336 for a free first consultation.

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