Contest a Will in France

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
Flavia Krause
Flavia Krause
28 Mar 2024

Service Details

Contest a Will

This service is available across France

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • This service is tailored for individuals in France who believe they have been unfairly treated in a Will. 
  • It's particularly relevant for direct descendants or spouses who find the Will's stipulations questionable or suspect an infringement of their legal rights, such as the compulsory heirship rules in France.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?


  • Clients looking to contest a Will must have a legitimate interest in the estate. 
  • This includes direct family members, particularly children or spouses, who are entitled to a reserved portion of the estate under French law. 
  • A valid claim may arise from a variety of reasons, including doubts about the testator's mental capacity, undue influence, or failure to adhere to legal formalities.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Assessment and Strategy Development: We start by understanding your situation and developing a comprehensive strategy, considering all legal avenues and potential outcomes.
  2. Document and Evidence Review: We meticulously review all relevant documents, including the contested Will and any other testamentary dispositions, to identify any irregularities or legal breaches.
  3. Legal Actions and Negotiations: Depending on the case, we may initiate legal proceedings to challenge the Will's validity or negotiate for an amicable settlement that respects your rights and interests.
  4. Representation in Court: If the case proceeds to court, we provide experienced representation, arguing your case with a deep understanding of French inheritance laws and legal precedents.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Expertise in French Inheritance Law: Our legal team specializes in French succession laws, offering you nuanced and informed guidance.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize your interests, ensuring that your rights are vigorously defended.
  • Transparent Communication: We keep you informed throughout the process, explaining complex legal jargon in clear terms.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Elements of this Service

  • Tailored Legal Strategies: Customized approach to each case based on unique circumstances and client goals.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From initial consultation to court representation, we provide end-to-end support.
  • Multilingual Team: Our team can communicate effectively in multiple languages, making it easier for international clients.
Key Elements 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?

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