Q&A - 2019 Inheritance law helpguide

The list of your questions answered in our helpguide

Thank you to the many readers who sent in questions for this year’s French Inheritance law helpguide.

A final selection has been made and below are the questions which have been answered in the guide.

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Questions and answers – the EU regulation

Must I leave French flat to my son?

English wills of French resident

We are not married – who would inherit our property in France?

How can I leave French house to my partner and not my daughter?

Problems with ‘two-stage’ bequest in France

Should I take dual nationality?

Effect of tontine under the EU rule

Disagreement between lawyers

Must I update my UK will for France?

Does English law give total freedom?

Can we make a will as a couple?

What effect will Brexit have?

Can a child be excluded?

Can we help grandsons in future?

Can an Irish citizen in France disinherit their child?

Reader questions and answers – general

Can I leave house to grandchildren, not my child?

Rights of ‘former’ stepchildren

Late declaration due to notaire in France

Can wife adopt my children if we become French?

How can I plan for changes in exchange rate if I am waiting for an inheritance?

Can funds be left ‘in trust’ for my young son

Husband wants my grandchildren to inherit

Find an English-speaking notaire in France

Making a lifetime gift to sons

Should you use a notaire for gifts in France?

Can survivor of couple sell French house?

How can son prove he is only child?

Will UK will still apply in France?

Leaving money to a disabled person

Do we need French will as well as marriage regime?

A British will in France

Who should second homeowners tell in the event of death?

Tax implications of gift in France

Marriage or pacs to avoid tax

Inheriting from my UK-based parents in France

Help for second wife in France

How do I get probate for UK assets in France?

What protection if not married?

What happens to sterling deposits?

How can we mitigate large tax bill?

Should I pay French inheritance tax?

Ways to reduce inheritance tax in France

Can a notaire refuse to do certain work in France?

Inheriting from Ireland: What do I do?

Can unwed partner stay in French home?

Can we close SCI which no longer suits our plans?

Can home held in SCI be left to survivor and not children?

Can home be gifted to just one child if both agree?

How can we leave to our nephew in France?

May I inherit part of Pacs partner’s pension?

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