Singapore Probate Law Articles

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What Happens When Executors / Administrators Breach Their Duties?

Executors / Administrators have legal duties to the beneficiaries of the estate. If they breach their duties, they can face both civil liability and criminal charges.

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How Many Personal Representatives Can There Be At Any One Time?

There can be a maximum of four Personal Representatives at any one time.

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What Does The Schedule Of Assets Look Like?

The Schedule of Assets is based on a precedent form provided in the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions.

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What Happens When Executors / Administrators Breach Their Duties?

If the executors / administrators breach their duties, they can be sued by the beneficiaries.

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What Are The Duties Of Executors / Administrators?

Executors / Administrators have a duty to the beneficiaries of the estate of the deceased and should not take their duties lightly.

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What Happens If The Will Has Defects?

There are many ways in which a Will can have a defect.

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Can You Include Overseas Assets In The Schedule Of Assets?

If the deceased has assets outside Singapore, you can and should include these overseas assets in the Schedule of Assets.

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What Needs to Be Included in the Schedule of Assets?

Every asset that needs to be administered has to be included in the Schedule of Assets.

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What Can I Do If I Do Not Know What Assets the Deceased Has?

You can instruct your lawyer to write to the financial institutions to obtain the required information.

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What Can I Do If I Do Not Want to Be the Executor?

The testator (i.e. deceased person who left a Will) cannot compel you to be the Executor.

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