Can a French estate be left to an unmarried partner?

Can estates be left to unmarried partners in France? Your question, answered. Pictured: Castle Hill, Nice, France.
Can estates be left to unmarried partners in France? Your question, answered. Pictured: Castle Hill, Nice, France.

In our monthly column Legal Notes, reader questions are answered and explained.

Question

I live in France and want to leave my estate to my concubin. Can I use the EU inheritance regulation to do this?

Answer

This question can broadly apply to anybody wanting to leave an estate to an unmarried partner. A concubin is a person in concubinage – the state of two unmarried people who ...

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