Official Translation of Deed of Variation

Jul 30, 2015
Official translators normally have to translate a document called Deed of Variation when dealing with English probate documentation, to be used in Spain if the deceased had assets in Spain.

A Deed of Variation is a document which modifies a Last Will and Testament after the testator has passed away. To be legally valid, the Deed of Variation has to be signed by the parties involved within two years from the testator’s death. The beneficiaries named in the Will have to agree with the Deed of Variation as they will have to sign together with the new beneficiaries (if any).

In Spain there is no a document like the Deed of Variation. The official translator will have to produce an official translation of a document with no equivalent in Spain.
The official translator will translate the Grant of Probate enclosing a copy of the Will, together with the Deed of Variation which modifies the Will as agreed by the parties involved. The English documents apostilled together with their official translations will be submitted to the relevant Spanish authorities or institutions such as notaries, land registrars or banks.

Dalila Segador

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Dalila Segador

Dalila joined Nockolds in 2005 and is a Legal and Official Translator in our International Team. Before joining the firm, Dalila graduated with a master’s degree ...

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