Category: death

Changing a will after death

As long as certain conditions are met, it is possible to change a will after death. This is known as a post-death variation, and it can be a useful tax planning tool. A post-death variation can be made to: reduce the amount of tax payableto change who benefits under the willplace the assets of the…


Dying without making a will – who gets what

The best way to ensure that your estate is passed on in accordance with your wishes is to make a will. However, even with the best of intentions, it may happen that someone dies without making a will, particularly where the death was sudden and unexpected. Where there is no will, the estate is divided…