French Inheritance Law Guide 2018-19 (PDF version)
Published: August 2018
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The guide is a bumper 48 pages and is aimed at expats or second home owners in France.

Our updated 2018 Inheritance Law helpguide will also include a chapter on the formalities you need to complete following a death in France 

The guide reviews the important changes to French inheritance law affecting expatriates and second-home owners, which came into force on August 17, 2015

+ 8 extra pages on the formalities to follow after a death 
+ 8 pages on dependency issues and how retirement homes work in France

+ How to make a will in France


*Procedure on a death 
*Succession rules and planning for succession 
*Héritiers réservataires 
*The pacte de famille 
*The donation entre époux 
*Providing for stepchildren 
*Life insurance 
*Buying property in France - considerations 
1. Changing Marriage Regimes 
2. The tontine 
3. The Société Civile Immobilière (SCI) 
*Lifetime gifts as an alternative to bequests 
*The usufruit 
*Taxation on death 
*Patrim database 
*Questions and Answers – EU Regulations 
*Reader Questions and Answers