If the deceased has left behind a will, the person named in the will to handle the estate would first need to apply for a Grant of Probate from the court. This would grant them authority as Executors to carry out the asset distribution as spelt out in the will.
However, if the deceased did not leave a will, or the will is incomplete, a personal representative, typically a close relative, asks the court for a grant of . These Letters allow the representative to deal with the estate and ultimately give it to those the law defines as legal heirs.
An executor is the person appointed in the will to manage the estate after the will’s author dies. The executor gathers up all the assets, opens or closes bank accounts, collects investments, pays debts, files necessary paperwork with the court, among other tasks, and then gives the heirs their share of the estate.
The Grant of Probate process in Singapore begins with the executor’s gathering the necessary documents and information for the application, such as the original will, death certificate and . After that, the executor
Probate can be a tedious process that may not always go smoothly. Not only do you have to know the court rules and procedures to get your numerous documents accepted by the court, but you would also need to know what to do if the will is defective or challenged.
While it is not strictly necessary to hire a lawyer to assist with your probate process, it is highly recommended especially if you are not well-versed in and procedures.
With the counsel of an experienced lawyer, you can be assured that you are receiving professional advice and that your interests are being looked after.
Here at Kith & Kin Law we offer transparent fees and our fixed-fee probate starts from S$1250.
Everyone has their own unique legacy they wish to leave behind. Through our purpose-driven ethos, we will help you craft out a personalised plan on how you wish to incorporate your legacy plan with your estate plan.
Our team can onboard you over ZOOM or Google Meet to save you precious time. In-person meetings happen at our centrally located office near to the Supreme Court and Clarke Quay Central.
We handle everything on your behalf and we will send the electronic court order to you as soon as it is ready.
After collecting your details, we will prepare your application within 5 days for the simpler cases.
For simple estates below the value of S$3mil, our clients pay S$1,250 plus additional costs. Additional costs: Probate registry fees of S$350 to S$500.
For complex estates, our clients pay S$2,800 plus additional costs. Additional costs: Probate registry fees of S$1,500 to S$1,800.
Whether you need probate or full estate administration, we have a wonderful team of experts whocan provide you with outstanding support. All probate cases are handled by our lawyers who areregulated by the Law Society of Singapore.
Our friendly probate lawyers or specialists will guide you through your situation to help you understand what probate is, whether you need it and how much it’s going to cost.
Once we obtain all the details of the estate, we will prepare the probate documents and anappointment will be fixed with you to sign those documents.
Once we obtain all the necessary approvals from the probate registry, we will extract the electronic version of the grant of probate on your behalf so that you can start the process of estate administration such as closing bank accounts and selling or transferring the house.
Or if you like us to handle those things, we are able to help immediately or work with our partnerswho’ll provide a fixed quote for estate administration.