Lasting Power of Attorney possible in France?

My wife and I own our house in France jointly and there is no mortgage on it. The only other person with a claim on the property is my daughter, who now lives in Vietnam. I have no capital but two adequate pensions and my wife has a small pension but some capital. On the question of Lasting Power of Attorney, would this be possible in France and will it avoid the need for probate on my wife’s death, as some of her capital is invested in England? My wife has dual French/British nationality and I am British but plan to seek French nationality in the near future. W.M

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an English legal document which allows person A to authorise person B to look after A’s affairs during their lifetime. 

The LPA only takes effect during the lifetime of the person who granted it. 


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