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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

What happen if a foreign or non-Singapore domiciled person died intestate with assets in Singapore?

2022-06-15T11:56:52+08:00

If a foreign domiciled person dies intestate:

  • his movable property that is located in Singapore will be distributed according to the laws of the country in which he was domiciled at the time of his death
  • his immovable property located in Singapore will be distributed according to the laws of Singapore, regardless of […]
What happen if a foreign or non-Singapore domiciled person died intestate with assets in Singapore?2022-06-15T11:56:52+08:00

Who has authority to administer the estate before grant of probate or letters of administration is issued?

2022-06-15T11:57:17+08:00

If the deceased made a valid will in which there is an effective appointment of executors, the will authorises the executors to act in the estate and the deceased’s assets vest in the executors at the date of death. Therefore, technically, an executor could administer an estate without a grant but, in practice, he needs […]

Who has authority to administer the estate before grant of probate or letters of administration is issued?2022-06-15T11:57:17+08:00

What is a Deceased’s Domicile?

2016-06-02T06:31:32+08:00

Domicile means the country or state (as the case may be) where a person intends to make his permanent or ultimate home. It need not be his country of birth, his current place, his current nationality or the place he died in, and his Domicile status may change from time to time when his intentions changed.

When […]

What is a Deceased’s Domicile?2016-06-02T06:31:32+08:00

Should I appoint a lawyer to apply for a Grant of Representation?

2022-06-15T11:57:45+08:00

In theory, it is possible to make your own application for either a Singapore Grant of Probate, Letters of Administration or Memorandum of Resealing without the assistance of a Lawyer.

However, in practice, as the Grant of Probate, Letters of Administration or Memorandum of Resealing entails legal procedures and issues, it is advisable to engage a […]

Should I appoint a lawyer to apply for a Grant of Representation?2022-06-15T11:57:45+08:00

Why is a grant of representation required?

2022-06-15T11:54:39+08:00

A grant of representation is required to prove the authority of those entitled to act as personal representative (either as executor or administrator) and to administer the estate. This proof establishes the personal representative’s title to the assets of the estate, so enabling the personal representative to collect in and deal with those assets.

Why is a grant of representation required?2022-06-15T11:54:39+08:00

What is a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?

2022-06-15T11:58:15+08:00

Upon the death of a person, called a deceased, the Personal Representatives of the deceased will need to apply for a Grant of Probate (if there is a Will) or Grant of Letters of Administration (in Intestacy) that will authorise them to deal with and distribute the deceased’s assets.

What is a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?2022-06-15T11:58:15+08:00

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