Estate Matters and Wills in Singapore – What You Need to know

At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, our experienced Estate Law Team is able to assist you in preparing for your future and ensure your family is taken care the way you intended to when you pass away. Our team is ready to attend to your and your family’s needs. Our Estate Lawyers can prepare all your legal documents on your behalf.

We provide lawyer assisted services for making and changing a will, applications for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration as well as attending to Power of Attorney and mental capacity act matters.

If a loved one has passed away, GJC Law is able to assist you in attending to the estate and help you to distribute the assets. We can apply on your behalf to the Singapore Supreme Court for a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

Wills
A Will is a legal document containing instructions regarding how your estate should be disbursed after you die. It deals with all the assets in your estate including property, investments, finances and personal holdings. You can include any specific instructions, such as how you wish to be buried or cremated.

Probate
Probate is a process whereby the last Will of a deceased person is lodged with the Singapore Supreme Court to distribute the assets amongst the beneficiaries stated in the Will. A grant of Probate is required to transfer or sell real estate holdings and any other assets, such as bank accounts, CPF funds and life insurance policies, and also to pursue claims and receive compensation on the deceased’s behalf.

Letters of Administration
Letters of Administration is where the person died without a Will and an application needs to be lodged with the Singapore Supreme Court to have an administrator appointed, and also to establish who the beneficiaries will be and how much they will inherit. An application for Letters of Administration is also made where person died with a Will but the Executor is no longer alive or has renounced their position as an executor. An application is made so that a new executor can be appointed

For more information about how we can help you, contact us today by calling +65 6337 0469 or Email us, and a member of our team will get back to you.

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