The French state has traditionally taken a very interventionist stance in relation to inheritance. For many years a surviving spouse got a very raw deal but her position is no longer out of line with the position in other states. If you are an executor with an estate where the deceased held property in France, you will benefit by ensuring that the French aspects are dealt with by a knowledgeable and expert notaire in France. At Probaters we have in our team Katie Budd who is not only a STEP* qualified solicitor, she also speaks French and has dealt with her own family’s property in France.
Contact us today if the French property in your estate is giving you a headache.
*Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners