the death of a person, generally his assets cannot be dealt with
until the Grant of Letters of Administration (died without Will) or the Grant of Probate (died with Will)
is issued by the Court. The Court issues the Grant after the application
has been filed (all procedure followed).
If the estate is large, the time required would
be longer as the value of the various assets have to be acertained.
In the case of a Grant of Probate, the time frame would be shorter as there
would not be a need for a renunciation application or dispensation
with sureties. We have completed and extracted the grant within a few weeks of instructions for some of our clients.
assets above S$3 million, the application is filed in the Supreme
Court. For assets below S$3 million, the application is filed in
the Family Courts. At present the filing of the application is done
you require any assistance to apply for Grant of Probate or Grant
of Letters of Administration, please call 6534 1328 for an enquiry or submit the form below for a
quotation. The fees and disbursements depend on the extent of the
assets, nature of the assets and the location of the assets etc.
For assets located overseas, you would have to apply for the re-sealing
of the Grant in some instances or a fresh application in other instance,
depending on which country the assets are located. Foreign lawyers
are required to be engaged for such overseas application. The charges
for the re-sealing of a Grant and application overseas vary, depending
again on various factors.