Wills and Probate Lawyers
Need a lawyer for a will?
If your loved one has passed away with or without a will, the next step is to apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration, respectively. It is recommended to get legal help to streamline the entire process. A probate attorney provides the best consultation for the management of cases regarding wills and probate. Don’t know a good probate lawyer in Singapore? Stop worrying. Exodus Law Corp is one of the best law firms for anyone who is looking for a will lawyer.
How will the assets be distributed?
The probate or will process depends entirely upon whether the departed person has written a will or not. Probate law firms will inquire about the following:
Grant of Probate
If the deceased left a valid will, his or her assets will be distributed to the executor (s) in accordance with his or her wishes. In this case, the executor (s) is expected to provide the original copy of the will to proceed with the case.
Grant of the Letters of Administration
If the deceased has not written a valid will, then the distribution of assets will take place in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act of Singapore. In the case of a married couple, the spouse of the deceased will be given preference to be the administrator. However, for a single person, the parent(s) of the deceased will be given preference to act as an administrator.
What is the procedure for applying for a grant of probate in Singapore?
If you want to file an application for probate / letters of administration, then you should follow these steps:
Registration of death
Before you apply for probate, make sure to register the death with the local police. After registering, you will receive a death certificate.
Investigation of the estate
Knowing the value of the deceased estate will help you make informed decisions. So do a complete investigation to find out the total value of the assets.
File the Probate Application and / or Letters of Administration Application
This step involves the submission of a probate application. Make sure to fill out all the forms correctly to prevent unwanted delays in the process. You can either apply through paper or online forms. A probate attorney can help with the process.
Pay the fees
If you are getting multiple copies of probate documents, you will have to pay additional fees. The purpose of getting multiple copies is to send them to different relevant organisations at the same time to speed up the entire process.
How long does a grant of probate take?
According to a professional probate solicitor, once the application for a grant of probate is submitted, it will take about four to six months. In the case of complex cases involving multiple asset distributions, the grant of probate may take more than six months.
If you hire qualified probate lawyers, they will stay compliant with the Singapore Act and make the entire process quick and efficient.
Why should I write a will?
Writing a will is important regardless of how many assets you earn or what stage of life you are in. According to a probate solicitor, the major benefit of writing a will is that it prevents the rise of disputes among your loved ones, especially when it comes to the distribution of your assets once you have passed away. The process of writing will take about one to three working days.
Note: When it comes to writing a will, make sure to review it once you have achieved your milestones in life.
Do I need a Will & Probate Lawyer?
When a person dies in Singapore, his assets may be frozen until the executor or administrator obtains a grant of probate or letters of administration. The legal process for the grant of probate is a daunting process that requires a lot of documentation. So, even if you try to cope with court procedures, you will be left confused. This is where you need help from probate law firms. These firms know how to deal with probate matters and streamline the entire process. They also guide you on how to handle the dispute with third parties. If this dispute already exists among the family, the probate lawyers will handle it in such a way that their clients don’t have to worry too much about anything.
A good probate lawyer makes sure that you fill out all the forms correctly and stay compliant with all the legal requirements. When you have someone to handle all the probate-related legal activities for you, you will swiftly get hold of all the deceased assets without devoting too much time to it.
How can we help with the application for a grant of probate?
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Probate and Wills
Will & Trust
A will is a legal document where you make choices as to who you wish to leave your asset to after your death and enables your trustees appointed by you to distribute your assets easily. ELC provides affordable will drafting services to minimise the cost of executing your will.
A trust is distinct as a will takes effect as soon as you create it. A trust is a legal arrangement in which a “trustee” as appointed by you, hold property for another person, called a “beneficiary”. A trust would cover all property held in the name of the trust and passes outside of probate. Unlike a will which becomes part of public record, a trust can remain private.