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 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 Letters of Administration. These Letters allow the representative to deal with the estate and ultimately give it to those the law defines as legal heirs.
Like the Grant of Probate application, the personal representative gathers the necessary documents, including the original death certificate, to prepare the application for a grant of Letters of Administration forms. The representative needs legal support to do the following:
Without any challenges or complications in the proceedings, it typically takes anywhere between 4 – 6 weeks to obtain the Letters of Administration.
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.
The process starts with a paid consultation of 60 minutes for S$175.
Meetings can be in-person or over ZOOM.
Based on what has been agreed upon during the meeting, we shall start the process in fulfilling your legal requirements.