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2017 Inheritance Law guide (PDF version) - For expats or second home owners - 48 pages
Published: August 2017
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The guide costs €9.90 + P&P to be added for printed version orders.

The PDF version of the guide is available to download from the Download section of your MY ACCOUNT space now.

If you order the printed version, it will be posted to you within three working days.

Our updated 2017 Inheritance Law helpguide also includes a chapter on the formalities you need to complete following a death in France 

The guide is a bumper 48 pages and was published on September 25, 2017.

The guide reviews the important changes to French inheritance law affecting expatriates and second-home owners, which came into force on August 17, 2015
+ 8 extra pages on the formalities to follow after a death 
+ 8 pages on dependency issues and how retirement homes work in France

+ How to make a will in France


*Procedure on a death 
*Succession rules and planning for succession 
*Héritiers réservataires 
*The pacte de famille 
*The donation entre époux 
*Providing for stepchildren 
*Life insurance 
*Buying property in France - considerations 
1. Changing Marriage Regimes 
2. The Tontine 
3. The Société Civile Immobilière (SCI) 
*Lifetime gifts as an alternative to bequests 
*The usufruit 
*Taxation on death 
*Patrim database 
*Questions and Answers – the new EU Regulations 
*Reader Questions and Answers 

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