British probate and residents in France

Earlier this year, my spouse died. He was English. In 2016 we moved to France and bought a house here. He only had a British will. My notaire asked me to obtain probate in the UK. Everything we have is in joint names, including bank accounts in UK and France, and land and property in France. My application was rejected because there is nothing to probate. Do you know how this should be dealt with? I can’t get the land and house into my name until succession is approved. S.W.

I suggest you contact a UK solicitor who is a specialist in French law and with expertise of UK wills and EU succession regulation.

To advise with any clarity, it is necessary to see the will, its date and exact wording.

It appears the residence of the ...

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