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How To Apply For A Grant of Probate (Part 2 of 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesDue to the fairly lengthy process of applying for a Grant of Probate, this topic will be presented in two parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What to expect from the process, and what documents would need to be prepared by the lawyer? What are the documents and forms that are required […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]

How To Apply For A Grant of Probate (Part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 6 minutesDue to the fairly lengthy process of applying for a Grant of Probate, this topic will be presented in two parts, each addressing one of the following key areas: What to expect from the process, and what documents would need to be prepared by your lawyer? What documents and forms would comprise the ‘Main Application’ […]

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A Guide to Applying for a Grant of Probate

Reading Time: 6 minutesLosing a loved one is never easy, and the sheer volume of legal documents a next-of-kin has to deal with may seem overwhelming. In these cases, a difficult but inevitable situation that arises when dealing with the passing of a loved one is: how does one go about managing the deceased’s assets? Where the deceased […]

I already have a will; do I need to update it?

Reading Time: 6 minutesOften times, after people make a will, it is stashed away after signing. Is just making a will and signing it enough when it comes to division of assets and estates? Simply put, no. Like a house that constantly needs to be upgraded or renovated every time a child is born, or simply because of […]

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Muslim Inheritance: How Does It Work?

Reading Time: 6 minutesHandling probate and inheritance matters may be difficult, especially after losing a loved one. This process is slightly more complicated for Muslims, who are bound by a different set of rules from non-Muslims. For Muslims, the distribution of a deceased Muslim’s estate must be in accordance with Muslim inheritance law, also known as faraidh. What […]

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Becoming the Executor of a Will

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is involved as an executor of a will? When you agree to be the executor of a person’s will, you agree to manage and distribute that person’s assets for the beneficiaries named in his will and in the manners instructed in the will upon that person’s death.  In other words, you agree to execute […]

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Intestacy – Dying Without a Will

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen a person passes on, the tasks of managing the assets that the person leave behind can be daunting on the family especially in a time of grief. You can ease your family’s tasks by making a will – a document that gives clear appointment of whom you want to manage such matters for you […]

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The importance of Will drafting and the Intestate Succession Act

Reading Time: 4 minutesProperty in Singapore is extremely valuable, and much confusion can arise out of figuring out whose property belongs to whom after someone is recently deceased. Often, a person makes a Will to specify how the property and assets should be managed or distributed after his death. However, people sometimes neglect to draft a Will, or […]

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The Mental Capacity Act: A Guide

Reading Time: 6 minutesScientific and medical advances in recent times have seen an increase in the life expectancy of humankind. However, what happens when our minds deteriorate faster than our bodies? This is a real challenge in modern society and is only set to become a more prevalent issue. According to data from Alzheimer’s Disease International 10/66 Dementia […]

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LGBT Couples in Singapore: 6 Things You Need to Know

Reading Time: 11 minutesLesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transsexual (LGBT) persons in Singapore may face legal obstacles under Singapore law. This is because of the lack of legal recognition of LGBT couples and families, and the fact that many of our laws and institutions do not adequately provide for the unique needs of LGBT couples and families. Often, it […]

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How to Handle Overseas Assets in Your Will

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou can’t take your possessions to the grave, but you certainly can Will it to your loved ones! With globalisation and increased international travels, with the ever-growing options and ease of investing internationally, you find yourself with overseas bank accounts and properties, and even eligibility to work and live overseas.  As your assets and investments […]