Our deepest condolences on the demise of your loved one. Upon death, the deceased’s assets cannot be dealt with until a Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration is made by a Court appointing a person to take care of the deceased’s property and to distribute it to those entitled to it.
This process involves an application to court. If the deceased is a Muslim there is a prior further requirement of ascertaining the beneficiaries.
The whole process takes about 4 months. Delays, if any, is usually in waiting for written replies from financial institutions.
The Supreme Court deals with applications where the value of the deceased’s estate exceeds S$3 million.
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