If you want to change how assets are allocated in someone’s will after they’ve died, you’ll need a deed of variation. Let’s look at what that is, what you need to do, and how you can use a variation to make the most of inherited assets.
If the executor of a will dies before the person’s estate has been distributed, the responsibility of applying for probate will fall to someone else.
Probate is typically a fairly lengthy process, but is it a costly one too?
If you’re the executor of a will and the person owned assets in Scotland, you’ll need to apply for confirmation instead of probate.