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Our lawyer, Desmond Ong, seeks to help you understand what you need to do to manage the financial assets of your recently deceased loved one. The articles on this website are designed to be accessible to people who are not trained legally. We hope that you will leave this website having gained some useful knowledge about Singapore Probate Law.

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How Long Does It Take to Extract the Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration?

You should expect to receive the Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration from your lawyer within one month of the last court document being filed, barring any complications.

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When Do You Need a Grant of Probate?

A person who passes away leaving a Will is said to have died “testate”. When a person dies testate, a Grant of Probate is required to administer the deceased person’s estate.

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When Do You Need Letters of Administration?

A person who passes away without leaving a Will is said to have died “intestate”. When a person dies intestate, Letters of Administration are required to administer the deceased person’s estate.

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What Does A Valid Will Need To Contain?

You will run into difficulties extracting the Grant of Probate if the Will has defects.

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Who Can Apply For The Grant Of Probate?

Only the Executor (or Executors, as the case may be) can apply for the Grant of Probate.

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What Is Probate and Administration?

Probate and administration is the legal process through which a person (or several people) are appointed to manage the deceased person’s financial assets.

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