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What Is Probate?

We provide a personal and sympathetic service to families whose loved ones have passed away and need a probate lawyer to apply for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.  This enables the families to unlock the deceased person’s assets so that the executors can distribute the assets to the beneficiaries.

If the person left a will, we apply for a ‘Grant of Probate’ to enable you to administer the deceased’s estate.

If the person did not leave a will, we apply for ‘Letters of Administration’ for you to administer the deceased’s estate.



Grant of Probate:   $1,200 

Letter of Administration:   $1,500

(For assets below $3 million.  .Fees do not include disbursements and GST)


Probate Lawyer Singapore fees ..



PKWA Probate Law – Singapore’s Best Law Firms in 2021

The Straits Times, together with international market researcher Statista, conducted the first-ever survey to identify Singapore’s best law firms in 15 different areas of legal practice.  PKWA Law is ranked by the Straits Times as one of the Best Law Firms in 5 different areas, including in Family Law and Inheritance and Succession.

PKWA Law is also consistently recognized as a leading family law firm by the Asian Legal Business, Benchmark Litigation and Doyles Guide.

Since 1988, the probate lawyers at PKWA Law have helped many families to obtain a Grant of Probate and a Letter of Administration.

We are a trusted name – our clients include DBS, UOB, OCBC, Maybank, StanChart Bank, Citibank, HSBC and CPF Board.

.What to bring

If you have made an appointment with us, please bring the following documents to the probate consultation:


For Grant of Probate

Original Will of the deceased ;
Original Death Certificate of the deceased ;
Original NRIC of the executors.


For Letters of Administration

Original death certificate of the deceased person;
Original NRIC of the administrator; and
Photocopies of NRIC and Birth Certificates of all the beneficiaries.






  • Affordable fees from $1,200 for Grant of Probate or $1,500 for Letters of Administration.
  • One of Singapore’s leading family law firms.
  • We usually obtain Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration within 1 or 2 months.
  • Clients only need to come for 1 or 2 meetings.
  • Excellent reviews and recommendations from clients.


 What is a Grant of Probate?

Where a deceased has passed away with a valid Will, the person named to manage his estate (the Executor) has to apply to the court for a Grant of Probate.


What are Letters of Administration?

Where a deceased has passed away without making a Will, his next-of-kin will have to apply to Court to be appointed as Administrator. Usually, the Administrator is the spouse or the eldest child.


What is the job of the Executor (where there is a will) and Administrator (where there is no Will)?

Assets of a deceased remain frozen and cannot be distributed to the beneficiaries unless the personal representative applies to the court for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. Both their main job is the same – they are to administer the deceased’s estate and distribute the assets.   In the case of the Executor, he is to distribute the assets according to the deceased’s wishes as stated in the Will. In the case of the Administrator, he is to distribute it under the Intestate Succession Act.  It is therefore common that in the case of a deceased who did not make a Will, the Administrator is usually the next-of-kin.


What happens after the court has issued the Grant of Probate or the Letters of Administration?

Once the Court has issued the Grant of Letters of Administration, you may then bring this Court Order to the various institutions (e.g. banks) to realise the assets.

If there was a Will, the Executor has to distribute the assets following the Will.   If there was no Will, the Administrator has to distribute the assets in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act.   Please read here to find out how assets are to be distributed in the event of a person dying without a Will.



Pkwa law - probate testimonials from clients

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“I would like to express my appreciation to Mr Lim Chong Boon on behalf of the late Mr & Mrs Chua’s family for offering service to us. And also a big thank you to the team Ms Charlene Nah, Ms Christina Lim, Mr Tan Jack Long and Ms Alice Wong for their time, professional services and effort.  The team is prompt in their response and were very patient in getting the Grant Letters of Administration and the Legal Guardianship for my nephew and niece.

The whole process was very smooth, without any hiccup and hassle-free. I greatly appreciate having PKWA Law help us through the most difficult times. Thanks once again for your time and patience to handle our cases. We definitely will recommend PKWA Law firm to friends and families.

Thank you once again. I wish you all the very best and success.”

Best Regards,

Albert Lee

Note by PKWA Law:  The probate lawyers at PKWA Law acted on a pro bono basis for this case.




“Extremely professional, at the same time, responsive and accommodating. Highly recommended.”

Kay Kiat Lim






“I found your law firm when looking for someone to handle the probate process for my late Aunt.

Both Executors are unanimous in our assessment that PKWA LAW made the whole process, simple and painless, with knowledgeable information and minimum demands on our time.  The updates were frequent and to the point. The probate process was completed in less than a month – quite miraculous by any standards.

The whole experience has been a breath of fresh air.  We will have no hesitation in recommending PKWA to anyone seeking help with probate matters.”






“The Probate team I was assigned to is reliable, provides excellent service and always on-the-ball.

Got my letters of administration in about a month with no hiccups!

PKWA is definitely a recommended professional service firm, and I would highly engage the firm in future when the need arises.”






“Had my Letter of Administration done with PKWA Law. The whole process was professionally conducted, very efficient, very fast and at a very affordable rate. Would highly recommend anyone who wishes to engage legal services to consider them.”

YF Kng





“I’m very grateful for the prompt service from PKWA Law. I have done the Letter of Probate without any hiccup. Things were done fast and efficiently.”

Wang Lily





“Had to get my mother’s will executed via a Grant of Probate. PKWA was the most reasonably priced. They conducted the process with clear procedures. I am very happy with their service.”

Ken, SooLee Chong



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