When making an application for a Grant of Probate to the High Court, the following documents are required:
1. Original copy of death certificate;
2. The original copy of Will;
3. Identity card (NRIC) of the Executor;
4. List and identity cards (NRIC) of the Beneficiaries;
5. List of assets of the deceased;
6. List of liabilities of the deceased; and
7. Any other documents that the lawyer required from time to time.
❌Document not complete
All necessary documents needed for application for Grant of Probate must be ready. Most of the time, the Executor cannot find the original copy of the Will and original document for the deceased’s assets, especially the original title of the property.
❌Original Will is lost or cannot be found
In the event the original Will is lost or cannot be found, then the executor cannot proceed with application of Grant of Probate as the Will shall be deemed to be invalid and the estate of the deceased shall be distributed in accordance with the Distribution Act 1958.
❌Dispute on the Will
Potential legal disputes over the Will if someone challenges the validity of the Will. Legal disputes will ruin family relationships and it is costly. If there is a dispute, the court will allow the assets to be distributed until the dispute is resolved.