Upon 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 and (all procedure has been followed). If the estate is large, the time required would be longer as the value of the various assets have to be ascertained. 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. Our charges for obtaining a Grant of Probate starts from $1200/-.
For assets above S$5 million, the application is filed in the High Court. pursuant to the latest direction. For assets below S$5 million, the application is filed in the Family Courts. Stamp fees for estate above $3m, however, are substantively much higher than those below.
If 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.