My husband died recently and I am confused following a visit to the notaire to find out the costs of settling the estate.
We had a typical French marriage contract and he left everything to me in a will.
There are no children, brothers or sisters or surviving parents and the only property we owned, in which I live, was purchased in joint names.
When I asked the notaire for an estimate of the costs she said it would depend on the value of the property... This implies I will have to pay, what, I have no idea, for the house I already own and have paid for. Can you explain? L.O.