A document specifying the distribution of an estate where it is not made in accordance with the terms of a Will or the laws of intestacy.
Deeds of family arrangement can be used in a range of circumstances:
- Where there are doubts about the meaning of a Will
- Where the beneficiaries wish to rearrange the distribution of the estate between themselves
- To compromise a claim against the estate where there is a challenge to the Will
- To create an estate proceeds trust under taxation legislation.