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When are Sureties required?

2022-06-15T12:04:48+08:00

A grantee of Letters of Administration, whether with or without a Will annexed, from a Singapore Family Court shall give security for the due administration of the estate by way of an Administration Bond and 2 Sureties in the following circumstances:

  1. where the estate and effects in respect of which the grant is applied […]
When are Sureties required?2022-06-15T12:04:48+08:00

How to apply for dispensation of sureties for Grants of Letters of Administration?

2022-06-15T12:05:15+08:00

For death after 14 February 2008, an application for the dispensation of sureties pursuant to section 29(3) of the Probate and Administration Act (Cap. 251) shall be made by way of a summons supported by an affidavit deposed to by all the administrators and co-administrators (if any) stating the following:

  1. the date of the […]
How to apply for dispensation of sureties for Grants of Letters of Administration?2022-06-15T12:05:15+08:00

What are the rules for Distribution under Intestacy in Singapore?

2022-06-15T12:04:18+08:00

If a deceased person died without a Will, i.e. intestacy, then then rules of distribution of his/her estate is governed by intestate laws.

Generally, the rules of distribution are as follows (in order of priority):

Rule 1
If an intestate dies leaving a surviving spouse, no issue and no parent, the spouse shall be entitled to […]

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What succession rules apply to the intestate estate in Singapore?

2022-06-15T12:05:50+08:00

Singapore’s intestacy regime is set out in the Intestate Succession Act (Cap. 146).

Under the Act, the movable property of an intestate will be distributed according to the laws of the country in which he/she was domiciled at the time of his/her death, while the distribution of Singapore immovable property will be regulated by Singapore intestacy […]

What succession rules apply to the intestate estate in Singapore?2022-06-15T12:05:50+08:00

Who can be the sureties in Letters of Administration?

2022-06-15T12:02:09+08:00

Prior to the extraction of the Grant of Letters of Administration (including for Resealing of Letters of Administration cases), the Court may require the Administrator(s) (“the Applicant”) to provide 2 sureties for the Court’s consideration.

A surety is someone who is responsible or liable for the action or conduct of the Administrator(s).

Generally, the following particulars of the proposed sureties (Singapore […]

Who can be the sureties in Letters of Administration?2022-06-15T12:02:09+08:00

Who have priorities to apply to be the Administrator in Letters of Administration?

2022-06-15T12:02:39+08:00

Under Intestate law, the following persons are entitled to apply to be appointed as the Administrator(s) of the deceased’s estate in order of priority:

  1. spouse (husband or wife)
  2. issues (lawful children)
  3. parents
  4. brothers or sisters
  5. issues of brothers or sisters
  6. grandparents
  7. […]
Who have priorities to apply to be the Administrator in Letters of Administration?2022-06-15T12:02:39+08:00

What further documents are required for Letters of Administration?

2022-06-15T12:03:03+08:00

In simple cases, the following additional documents are required:-

  1. Consent of the Co-Administrator, if any
  2. Renunciation of the Beneficiaries having a prior right to apply for Letters of Administraton, if any
What further documents are required for Letters of Administration?2022-06-15T12:03:03+08:00

What initial documents are required for both Probate and Letters of Administration?

2022-06-15T12:03:52+08:00

The Court requires the following documents (not exhaustive) to be submitted for the initial application, namely:

  1. Originating Summons (Probate)
  2. Statement of Probate
  3. Administration Oaths by the Applicant
  4. original extract of the deceased’s Death Certificate
  5. Caveat Search Certificate
What initial documents are required for both Probate and Letters of Administration?2022-06-15T12:03:52+08:00

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