Estate Planning & Administration
When a person passes on, he leaves behind assets and properties which collectively is known as “the Deceased’s estate”. According to the following legislations and subsidary legislations,
- Family Justice Act (Act 27 of 2014)
- Family Justice Rules (Part 14)
- Family Justice Courts Practice Directions (Part XII)
- Probate and Administration Act (Cap 251)
- Wills Act (Cap 352)
- Intestate Succession Act (Cap. 146)
- Administration of Muslim Law Act (Cap. 3)
the Estate must be administered and distributed in accordance with the relevant laws.
The distribution and administration of the estate is subject to whether the person (the testator) has made a Will in his/her lifetime and provided for an executor/executrix to administer and distribute his/her estate to his named beneficiaries after his/her death.
In Singapore, the Estate of a person who passes on without a will, will be distributed in accordance to Intestate Succession Act, where priority is given as follows,
- Spouse and Issue (Children)
- Uncles and Aunts.
In Malaysia, the Estate of a person who passes on without a will, will be distributed in accordance to Distribution Act 1958 (“Distribution Act”), as amended by the Distribution (Amendment) Act 1997 of Malaysia.
* Kindly note that the above information does not constitute legal advice, it is information for your reference which you rely at your own risk. Kindly seek legal advice from a qualified lawyer before commencing any legal action.