France: Love not all you need in inheritance planning

February, being the month of Valentine’s Day, is an apt time to discuss the financial options we have to take care of our loved ones, our families.

I spend a lot of time talking to people about inheritance tax and how to reduce or avoid it. The fact that people worry about their family being well taken care of after their own death is a wonderful part of human nature, demonstrating that the relationship with our families is more important than anything else.

Many people assume all French tax systems are bad and expect no different when it comes to inheritance tax. In many cases, this is simply not the case. The topic ...

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