Enduring Power of Attorney: Guardianship in France

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Christopher Hobbs
06 Feb 2024

Service Details

Enduring Power of Attorney: Guardianship

This service is available across France

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • This service is primarily intended for adults, especially the elderly, who require representation due to impaired mental faculties - for example, as a result of dementia, age-related weakness, physical inability to express their will, or general conditions that compromise their self-sufficiency. 
  • It's particularly relevant if you have an elderly parent who can no longer ensure their own protection due to age and requires assistance through a guardianship arrangement. 
  • The duration of such guardianship can be 5 to 10 years, subject to renewal based on the individual's health condition and the judge's discretion.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?


  • A formal written agreement, either private or notarized.
  • The elderly individual (the principal) must be of sound mind when signing the power of attorney.
  • The agent must act within the specified scope and duration of the power of attorney.

Process: Our Approach

  1. Consultation and Assessment: Understanding your specific needs and the condition of the elderly relative.
  2. Drafting the Power of Attorney: Preparing the legal document that grants the agent the authority to act on behalf of the principal.
  3. Formalization: Ensuring that the power of attorney is correctly formalized, either privately or through a notary.
  4. Legal Support and Guidance: Providing ongoing support, including in situations where the principal's condition deteriorates.
Process: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  1. Expertise in French Elderly Care Law: Our team is well-versed in French legal provisions related to the elderly and vulnerable adults.
  2. Customized Solutions: We offer tailor-made services to match the unique circumstances of each client.
  3. Transparent Process: We ensure clarity and transparency throughout the legal process.
  4. Ongoing Support: Continuous legal assistance to adapt to changing needs or conditions.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Legal Documentation Preparation: Creating a power of attorney that aligns with your needs and French legal standards.
  • Formalization and Registration: Assisting in the formalization process, whether private or notarized.
  • Comprehensive Legal Advice: Providing detailed guidance on the powers and limitations of the power of attorney.
  • Adaptation to Changing Circumstances: Adjusting the legal framework as the condition of the elderly relative evolves.
Key Components of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?