Deed of Variation

Can You Change a Will After Death?

The answer is Yes! As long as it's within two years of the death.

A Deed of Variation changes a Will after death and enables the Beneficiaries of a Deceased's estate to alter the distribution of that estate, or relinquish a bequest from an estate, by changing the Deceased's will.

Why Use a Deed of Variation?

There are many reasons why it maybe desirable to amend the Will of a Deceased, or indeed of an Intestacy where there is no will.

The main reason for using a Deed of Variation is to ensure that the assets passed to a Beneficiary are protected from threats such as the following:

  • Divorce Settlements
  • Long Term Care Fees
  • Creditors and Bankruptcy
  • Generational IHT
  • Marriage after Death