Why Clients Choose Us
PKWA Probate Lawyers charges affordable probate fees starting from $1,200 to obtain Grant of Probate & Letters of Administration.
- Affordable fees from $1,200 for Grant of Probate or $1,500 for Letters of Administration.
- One of Singapore’s leading family law firms.
- 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 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 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, and in the case of the Administrator, he is to distribute it in accordance with 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 or Letters of Administration, you may then bring this Court Order to the various institutions (e.g. banks) to realise the assets.
Procedure for filing a Probate application
There are 3 main stages to filing a probate application in Singapore. The 3 stages are as follows (source: Family Justice Court):
Probate flow chart and process in the Singapore Family Justice Court
“I found your law firm when looking for someone to handle the probate process for my late Aunt.
We came down and had a short meeting with Senior Legal Executive, Mr Muhammad Firdaus and left with the comfortable assessment that not only was he was very competent with the process but uncomplicated in his communication.
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 breadth of fresh air. We will have no hesitation in recommending PKWA and Firdaus in particular, 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.”
“It is great to engage PKWA as they handled matters professionally, are fast and reliable. Matters are communicated in simple and easy-to-understand terms minus the legal jargon.”
” Staff are very friendly and professional.”
“Just to give our feedback that Jane has been so wonderfully attentive to my mother. She’s fantastic helper and very dedicated to what she’s doing! Lawyer Lim Chong Boon also went the extra mile to help. Thanks to you and your teams in PKWA!”
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