Only 10% make wills in France

Only 10% of estates in France are dealt with via a will, according to recent figures – and yet in several cases a will is vital if you want to ensure your wishes are followed after you die.

One example is where a non-French person living in France does not want French inheritance law, including set shares for children, to apply but wants to specify the law of their nationality.

Other examples include Pacs couples (nothing passes to a Pacs partner without a will), those with more complicated family situations and, for example, who want to leave money to step-children, and those without direct heirs.

Connexion’s guide to French inheritance law explains how to make a will in France. It is available online here or by calling 06 40 55 71 63.

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