Succession Certificate

In the aftermath of a loved one's passing, navigating the complexities of succession can add an additional layer of emotional and legal challenges. At Singhania & Co., we understand the importance of obtaining a succession certificate swiftly and efficiently to facilitate the seamless transfer of assets and inheritance. Our experienced legal team specializes in guiding clients through the succession process, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and addressing potential obstacles. Whether you are an heir, executor, or administrator of an estate, Singhania & Co. provides personalized assistance in obtaining succession certificates. Explore our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section below for insights into common succession issues or connect with our dedicated team for tailored support. With our commitment to legal excellence and compassion for our clients during challenging times, Singhania & Co. is here to navigate succession matters with expertise and care.

No, a Succession Certificate is applicable only for assets situated within the jurisdiction of Indian courts. Separate legal processes may apply for assets in other countries.
The order of succession is determined by applicable personal laws. In the absence of a Will, it typically follows a set hierarchy defined by law.
Yes, legal heirs have the right to challenge a Succession Certificate.
The timeframe for obtaining a Succession Certificate can vary and may take 5 - 7 months in India.
Yes, once granted, the Succession Certificate can be presented to all relevant financial institutions, including banks, to claim and manage the deceased's movable assets.
Yes, a Succession Certificate encompasses the deceased's assets and liabilities.
No, a petition for a Succession Certificate is specifically filed to claim movable assets, such as funds in Savings Accounts, Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs), pension money, etc.
Original bank-related documents need to be presented in court. If the claimant does not possess the original documents, they can be summoned from the concerned banks. Additionally, the original death certificate of the deceased, whose assets are being claimed, must be attached to the petition. If the claim is based on a Will, the original Will is also required.
Banks and financial institutions require a proper court order, such as a Succession Certificate, to allow legal heirs to operate the bank accounts of a deceased person, avoiding discrepancies.
There is no specific time limitation for filing a petition for a Succession Certificate; it can be filed at any time.
Succession Certificate can be claimed based on a Will or natural succession.