Implications of acquiring French nationality on will

Last week I received notification that my wife and I are now both dual nationals, not just British but newly French. We have been living in France for over 30 years.

Some time ago we opted for our wills to be considered under the English system; can you say if acquiring French nationality means this option is no longer applicable – and should we make new wills?  P.B.

Congratulations on becoming French citizens!

The general rule is that, as French residents – provided you and/or your wife die while still residing in France – the notaire will apply French law (the law of your habitual residence) to your succession as a whole.

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