If the person has done a Will, then his/her Will will state who is the executor, the one appointed to distribute the Deceased’s assets. In such a case, the executor will have to apply to the Court for a Court Order called Grant of Probate to authorise the next of kin to collect the person’s assets and distribute the assets as set out in the Will. statement to the Court that they did witnesses the deceased signed the will.
You need to submit the original Will through your lawyer to the Singapore Probate Registry for verification when applying for the Grant of Probate. The Will must be signed by the deceased person in the presence of 2 witnesses. If the will is prepared by law firm, then the 2 witnesses will usually be coming from the law firm. However, there are cases where I do come across the deceased had signed the will in the presence of 2 friends or next-of-kin, then make sure that you can contact these 2 witnesses to provide a statement to the Court that they did witnesses the deceased signed the will.
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