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Non-Contentious Probate Practice in Singapore 2nd Edition (2015) with CD-Rom  $258.00 

OUT-OF-PRINT (NO REPRINTING AT THIS MOMENT)

By K L Wong

(First edition was written by Daniel KS Tan)

Book Review from the First Edition:

"...Numerous checklists (and) ...A good range of sample forms and affidavits are also included ... Many matters not dealt with in the statute books but which are a matter of administrative practice are also covered ...  this is a very useful and practical book ..."       Singapore Journal of Legal Studies

Foreword from the First Edition:

"...well written, complete and accurate a reference ... on probate practice...the book will be of much use to lawyers ..."                              Justice Judith Prakash, Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore

The first edition was published in 2000, since then many changes have taken place.

Completely revised and updated, with checklists and sample documents throughout its pages, this highly recommended practical book, Non-Contentious Probate Practice in Singapore 2nd Edition, is still one-of-its-kind in Singapore.

Comprehensive and User-friendly

Lawyers, legal assistants and paralegals will find this book extremely instructive.  The book will also help them to work more quickly and efficiently as well as guide them on the use of the Court and estate duty forms.  It can even be a useful source of reference for laymen who are interested in this area of the law as it is written and explained in a straightforward manner.

NOTE: Checklists and sample documents (letters, affidavits, powers of attorney) will be emailed to you in a file for your use.

Content:

1.                   Introduction to Probate & Administration

Introduction

Total and Partial Intestacy

Contentious and Non-Contentious Probate Matters

Role of Solicitors in Non-Contentious Probate Matters

 

Checklist

 

2.                   Summary Administration of Small Estates by The Public Trustee

Jurisdiction

Types of Estates Which the Public Trustee is Unable to Administer

Applying to the Public Trustee for Administration of Small Estates

Deceased Dying with Housing and Development Flat

Other Administration of Estates by Pubic Trustee

 

Sample Documents

 

3.                   Procedures for Obtaining Grant of Probate & Letters of Administration

Introduction

The Death Certificate

Testate or Intestate? Ascertaining if there is a Will

Writing to Banks and Other Institutions

Jurisdiction to Grant Probate and Letters of Administration

Application for Grant of Representation

Filing Estate Duty Return

Extracting the Grant of Letters of Representation

Checklist

Sample Documents

 

4.                   Obtaining The Grant of Probate

Jurisdiction

The Application

The Ex-Parte Originating Summons

           The Prayer

The Statement

Name of Deceased

Name and Address of Applicant

Address, Date and Place of Death of Deceased

Domicile of Deceased

Value of the Estate

Capacity of Executor

Other Information

The Will

The Death Certificate

Other Supporting Document

Administration Oath

Renunciation of Probate

Schedule of Assets

Affidavit Verifying Execution of Will

ELitigation Submission

Supporting Affidavit

Oath/Affirmation

Probate Hearing

Sureties

Extracting the Grant of Probate

Issue of the Grant of Probate

Amendments

Double Probate

Revocation of Grant

Chain of Executorship

Common Mistakes

Checklist

Sample Documents

 

5.                   Obtaining The Grant of Letters of Administration

Jurisdiction

Right to Letters of Administration

The Application

The Ex-Parte Originating Summons

The Statement

Particulars of deceased

Relationship/Capacity of the applicant

Beneficiaries

Minority Interests

Deceased spouse

Clearing of prior rights

Other Information

Administration Oath

Affidavit of Foreign Law

Procedure after Submission of Initial Documents

Application for Dispensation of Sureties

Extracting the Grant of Letters of Administration

Application for Grant of Letters of Administration with Will Annexed

When to Apply

Order of Priority

Documentation and Procedure

Extracting the Grant of Letters of Administration with Will Annexed

Application for Grant of Letters of Administration of an Unadministered Estate

Documentation and Procedure

Application for Grant of Letters of Administration

During Infancy

Documentation and Procedure

Grant Where Person Under Mental or Physical Disability

Documentation and Procedure

Grant Where the Deceased Died Domiciled Outside Singapore

Grant to the Public Trustee

Grant to Corporate Bodies

Grant Limited to Collection and Preservation of Property

Grant Limited to Trust Property

Grant to Persons Having Expectation of Succession

Grant to Consular Officers

Checklist

Sample Documents

 

6.                   Obtaining Estate Duty Clearance

Introduction

Getting Estate Duty Clearance

Schedule of Assets

Checklist

 

7.                   Resealing of Foreign Grant of Probate & Letters of Administration

Introduction

Documents to be Filed

Right to Apply

Administration Bond

Estate Duty

Extracting the Memorandum of Resealing

Common Mistakes

Checklist

Sample Documents

 

8.                   Disputes & Contentious Probate Proceedings

Introduction

Caveats

Warning Proceedings

Citation Proceedings

Contentious Probate Proceedings

Sample Document

 

Index

 

About the Author

Khai Leng graduated with LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1992. For the next 20 years, he served in active legal practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar. As a practitioner in civil litigation, he has been actively involved in cases in areas of Banking, Shipping, Land Law, Building and Construction and various areas in Commercial and Contract Law. He has also been involved in landmark reported cases in Banking Law, Trust and Equity, Family Law and Civil Procedure. He subsequently ventured into other areas of practice, among them Probates and Administration, Insolvency, Corporate and Retail Conveyancing practice.

He joined the Law team in Temasek Polytechnic in October 2012 bringing with him his many years of expertise and experience in the varied areas of law and practice. As a senior lecturer, he has taught many areas of law, including Contract Law, Conveyancing, Civil Procedure, Family Law and Probate and Administration.

Publisher:  Acumen Publishers
ISBN/ISSN:  9789810971564
Binding:  Hardback
Pages:  217

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