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Deed of Variation

Deed to vary the Estate of a person who has already passed away.

Here you will need to create a Legal Document called a Deed of Variation and this must be completed within 2 years of the date of death. It can be used when someone has received an inheritance, but the person would like to vary how they have inherited, possibly by way of redirecting the inheritance to someone else.

Once again this is a complex but potentially extremely effective form of planning where we would strongly suggest that you take advice.

Providing the formalities of the Deed are fulfilled any entitlements given up will, in effect, be treated as having taken place at the time of the person dying.

There are many reasons why you may wish to vary an inheritance, including:

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