Deed of Variation Advice

Post death variation focusses on the change of distribution of the estate when an individual dies. A variation is available to a beneficiary of an estate should they wish to alter what they are entitled to receive (cash, property, shares etc.).

Changing a will after a death

A person’s will can be changed if the beneficiaries left worse off by the changes agrees. Changes to the will need to be completed within 2 years of the death. Wills are usually changed to:

  • Reduce the amount of inheritance or capital gains tax payable.
  • Provide to someone who wasn’t mentioned in the will.
  • Move the assets into a trust.
  • Clear up any uncertainty over the will.

By working with our solicitors, you’ll be able to learn about your rights and the process should you wish to continue. The process involves writing a letter which meets certain conditions, as well as sending the information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Charles Goodbody Partner Head of Family and Private Client Warminster

Charles Goodbody
Partner - Head of family and private client

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01985 214444

Michelle Stopford Solicitor Warminster

Michelle Stopford

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01985 214444

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