The death of a family member is upsetting and overwhelming. The loss can be made even more difficult if you have been named an executor, as the executor is suddenly entrusted with duties and responsibilities to get probate or letters of administration done reasonably fast and to distribute the assets.
The experienced probate lawyers at PKWA Law can assist you to obtain probate. Through our sensitive and personal approach, we have helped many probate clients obtain probate and letters of administration with ease and comfort, and at reasonable fees.
The Probate Law Team at PKWA Law – Charlene Nah, Fwah Mingli, Jane Ng, Christina Lim and Muhammad Firdaus – work closely with each other on wills and probate matters.
Recognising that every probate case is unique and complex, the PKWA probate team led by Charlene Nah and Fwah Mingli make it a point to understand each probate client’s interests first. This is to enable them to handle each case with sensitivity. Because a death has occurred in probate, PKWA Law strives to provide a personal and sympathetic service. This is the key to delivering an exceptional service experience. PKWA Law was recently ranked by the Straits Times in the first-ever “Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2021” for Family Law and Inheritance and Succession.
Communication is key
Most probate clients do not know what to do when a loved one has passed away. The common questions include:
Can I withdraw money from the deceased account?
How do I transfer or sell the house?
The deceased did not have a will. What can I do?
How and when do the family members get their inheritance?
Why is probate necessary?
“No one likes to talk about death. But death is inevitable and when it happens to a family member, getting a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration is necessary if there are assets to be distributed. One of the first things we try to find out is if the deceased had left behind a will. If there is a will, we will apply for a Grant of Probate. If there is no will, we apply for a Letter of Administration.”
How does the PKWA Law probate team explain a subject like probate to its clients?
“We use simple words without any legal jargon to explain the legal process involved in probate. We also take them through step by step the entire probate process, including explaining what they should do after probate is granted.”
Why does PKWA Law keep an eye to ensure that probate is done quickly?
Mingli shares that:
“Probate clients may be anxious about the financial situation, especially when the deceased is the main sole breadwinner. Clients are understandably concerned about when they access the banks’ accounts to pay the monthly bills. On top of that, they are also grieving, so it is very critical that we get the probate done as fast as possible.”
Charlene too stresses that the probate team at PKWA Law places equal emphasis and importance on each case and strives to handle them with care and diligence.
Going the extra mile to help clients
The desire to help clients also comes naturally to the probate team at PKWA Law. Take a recent case, for example.
In this matter, the parents of two young children died in a tragic road accident in Malaysia. The lawyers at PKWA Law connected with the young orphans’ uncle and offered to assist in probate and to obtain guardianship papers. Because of the circumstances, the probate lawyers at PKWA Law did the work on a pro bono basis.
Christina concludes: “It is very satisfying when we can make a positive difference and help a family in need.”
At PKWA Law, our team of Family Lawyers and Legal Managers are here to help you with your probate matters. Our firm is consistently named as a leading Singapore family law firm by respected legal publications such as Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, Straits Times, Asian Legal Business, Singapore Business Review and Doyle’s Guide.
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