We assist clients to draft their wills. We help clients in the effective planning of the estates and business succession. We help clients to review existing planning and to consider the appropriate measure to take. In connection with estate planning strategies, we also assist clients in structuring investments and business transactions by utilizing off-shore vehicles.
We provide a simpler and stress free way to obtain probate at one of the most affordable fees in Singapore. Our fees start at just $1,200 and we normally obtain probate within 6 weeks.
What is probate?
When someone dies, you need to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. These are court orders that allow you as the executor to unlock the assets of the deceased so that you can distribute the assets to the beneficiaries.
A Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are therefore very important court orders that are required to pass on the inheritance.
When do you need probate?
Upon the person’s death. If you’re the executor of a will or you’re dealing with the death of a family member, you will need probate to administer their estate. The deceased person may have assets in savings accounts, properties and shares. Banks, share registrars, the Singapore Land Authority and other institutions will ask you to produce the probate before they release the assets or funds or allow the property to be sold.
If the person who died owned things jointly, or their savings and shares were relatively low value, probate may not be necessary. When you call us, we’ll help you work out if you need it and explain what to do next.
PKWA Law Probate Fees
Our prices for probate are are $1,200 for Grant of Probate and $1,500 for Letter of Administration. GST and disbursements are not included. Our fees are to obtain the court orders known as Grant of Probate (if there was a will) or Letter of Administration (if there was no will) and not to manage or administer the estate. If you are the executor or administrator, you would be the person who manages or administers the estate.