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French Succession Law

From Our French-qualified notaire

Expert Insight and
Specialised Knowledge

French succession law (or French property law on death) relates to a person's property upon their death. The laws aim to distribute the property according to the deceased's wishes. However, ensuring this happens is not easy. Navigating the laws and the many issues that can add further complexity to succession requires expert insight and specialised knowledge of French succession law.

French Property Lawyer In London & Newcastle upon Tyne

French Succession Law Experts

France Tax Law are French succession law experts. We offer over twenty years of combined notarial experience and specialise in working with clients and other legal experts across borders (between the UK and Europe). We understand how French property law can interact with British laws after death. As experts in the field, we can provide detailed advice and guidance on navigating cross-border succession.

French Succession Planning

Estate and succession planning are essential for ensuring that the intended heirs inherit your assets.

Whether your assets are located in your home country or abroad, our French succession law team work with you to assess your current situation. Together we will discuss the synthesis of your project and prepare a list of actions to implement. We will propose solutions adapted to your situation and give you sufficient information to organise your succession and prepare for your future.

Cross border succession also adds a unique complexity to the sharing of the estate. There are many implications of a cross border succession. We can help you understand the relevant laws and how they affect your estate’s inheritance and help you plan accordingly. As experts in French and European notarial law, we can assist with cross-border succession between France and the UK.

We assist with estate settlement, questions of cross-border jurisdictions, the preparation of legal and tax documentation for French authorities and liaison with French Notaires.

French Property Law

Succession Disputes
and Inheritance

Following the death and regardless of the family situation (e.g. surviving spouse, children from one or more unions etc.), the transmission of the deceased's estate arises and raises several issues.

In addition to heir designation (whether designated by law or nominated under a will), another question raised is determining the share. France Tax Law's team are expert in French property law on death. They can assist with distributing an estate and settlement of inheritance disputes. In addition to settling an estate, we can aid and advise heirs regarding inheritance tax and other legal aspects of receiving an inheritance.

We understand that the passing of a loved one is an emotionally (and often financially) difficult time. This is why we offer practical advice and assistance that helps and supports all parties and provides peace of mind.

Enquire About
French Succession Law Advice

French succession law can be complex, especially when dealing with issues of cross border jurisdiction. Contact us and speak with a trusted French succession law specialist if you need a professional hand. We will ensure your estate is managed correctly and shared among your heirs as you wish. To learn more about how we can assist you with the succession of your estate, call 020 8115 7914.