What happens after a loved one passes away?

Navigating the complexities of probate and estate administration in Singapore can be a daunting task, especially when dealing with the emotional impact of losing a loved one. At JCP Law, we understand the challenges you may face during this difficult time and offer dedicated probate lawyer services to guide you through the legal intricacies seamlessly.

Upon the passing of a family member or friend, the requirement for a grant of probate or a letter of administration becomes crucial for the designated individual(s) to obtain the necessary power and authority to administer the deceased’s estate. Our team of experienced probate lawyers have assisted numerous clients in Singapore through this intricate process, ensuring the efficient unlocking of assets and their rightful distribution to lawful beneficiaries.

In cases where a valid will exists, our probate lawyers will initiate the application for a grant of probate. In instances where a valid will is not available, we facilitate the application for a letter of administration. Typically, the application process for either grant takes approximately 4-6 weeks under normal circumstances. While it is technically possible for individuals to undertake the application themselves, the extensive paperwork involved can be overwhelming. Engaging the services of an experienced law firm not only streamlines the process but also alleviates the stress and potential pitfalls associated with DIY applications.

Whether you are dealing with the probate of a will or seeking a letter of administration, we are here to provide the support and legal guidance you need during this challenging time. Contact us today to take the first step in securing the proper administration of your loved one’s estate.

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Probate Fees

Grant of Probate

From $2,000

Letter of Administration

From $2,000


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Frequently asked questions

Do I need Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?

Where there is a valid will, you can apply for a Grant of Probate. Where there is no valid will, you would apply for Letters of Administration.

Do I need a lawyer for probate?

Technically you can handle a grant of probate or letter of administration application yourself, however the volume of documents to be collated, and forms to be completed is very significant.

It is advisable to hire a lawyer with experience in handling the process to ensure accuracy of document collection, form completion etc.

How long does grant of probate take?

Assuming it is not contentious, and you hire a lawyer, it will usually be ready in about 4-6 weeks after all the documents are collected and filed.

How long does letter of administration take?

Once the necessary court documents are filed, it should take around 4-6 weeks to extract the Letters of Administration.

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