HOW DOES A PROBATE LAWYER HELP YOU WHEN A LOVED ONE PASSES AWAY?
Our probate lawyer will help you to apply to the Court for a Grant of Probate or a Letter of Administration, so that you will be legally appointed to manage the deceased’s estate as an official representative of the deceased.
What is probate in Singapore and what does a probate lawyer do?
To understand the role of a probate lawyer, it is necessary to understand what probate means. When a loved one passes away, their assets, also known as the estate, becomes “locked”. Simply put, probate is the method which gives an individual the right or authority to manage the deceased’s estate. In Singapore, the individual who manages or handles the estate is either known as an executor, or an administrator.
Whether you are to apply for a Grant of Probate or a Letter of Administration depends on whether there is a Will. If there is a valid Will and you are named as the executor, you will need to apply for a Grant of Probate. If it there no Will or a Will without an executor named, you will need to apply for Letters of Administration to be granted.
How does a probate lawyer help you when a loved one passes away?
What does a probate lawyer do? When you engage a probate lawyer in Singapore, the probate lawyer will help you to apply to the Court for a Grant of Probate or a Letter of Administration, so that you will be legally appointed to manage the deceased’s estate as an official representative of the deceased. You need to obtain probate in order to distribute the deceased’s assets to the beneficiaries.
In this regard, your probate lawyer in Singapore may assist you by:
Conducting a Wills search;
Conducting caveat searches;
Advising you on the documents that you will need for the application;
Going through the assets of the deceased with you;
Preparing all the necessary documents such as the Supporting Affidavit and ensure that they are in good order;
Filing all the necessary documents into Court in a timely fashion; and
Applying for dispensation of sureties, if necessary.
The process may be confusing and stressful, especially during a difficult time where a loved one has departed. It is also worth noting that in Singapore, the Court will also require you to give reasons for the delay if you do not file the application within 6 months from the death of the deceased. Your probate lawyer is there to help you understand the process and get through the process seamlessly so that you can have a peace of mind.
ABOUT PKWA LAW
The probate team at PKWA Law provides a personal and sympathetic service to clients whose loved ones have passed away and who need a professional team of Singapore probate lawyers to apply for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
Please contact us at 6854-5336 to enquire about how we can help you.