Inheritance 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


This service is available across France

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

This service is designed for English-speaking individuals involved in inheritance matters in France, including expats, foreign residents, or those with familial or property ties to France.

Who Can Benefit from this Service?


Clients should be aware of the following aspects of French inheritance law:

  • The rights of legal heirs regardless of the deceased's will.
  • Specific rules for spouses and adopted children in inheritances.
  • The potential need for contesting wills or dealing with inheritance disputes.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Consultation and Case Review: Understanding each client's unique situation and explaining the intricacies of French inheritance law.
  2. Document Preparation and Legal Formalities: Assisting in preparing necessary documents, including wills, and handling legal formalities with French notaries.
  3. Representation in Inheritance Disputes: Providing legal representation in cases of contested wills, division of estate, or other inheritance disputes.
  4. Tax Advice and Compliance: Advising on French inheritance tax implications and ensuring compliance with tax obligations.
  5. Estate Division and Asset Distribution: Facilitating the legal division and transfer of assets as per French law.
Procedure: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • Expertise in French Inheritance Law: Providing specialized knowledge and tailored advice.
  • Bilingual Support: Services offered in both English and French.
  • Personalized Legal Strategy: Customized approach considering family dynamics and asset types.
  • Efficient Tax Planning: Strategies to optimize tax liabilities within the framework of French law.
Advantages of this Service

Key Elements of this Service

  • Legal Heir Identification and Rights: Advising on the rights of legal heirs, including spouses and adopted children.
  • Inheritance Dispute Resolution: Assistance with resolving disputes over estate division and inheritance rights.
  • Asset Management and Transfer: Managing and facilitating the transfer of assets, including real estate, in France.
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.

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