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Lea Maynard

French pensions and probate: entitlements for widow(er)s and ex-spouses

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When dealing with the estate of a deceased who spent some time working in France, it is possible that they might have received French pensions during their lifetime. Just as in the UK, there are two types of pension: the mandatory French State pension,...

Tontine clauses - one option to avoid forced heirship to French property

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France’s succession law is notorious for its principle of forced heirship, whereby children are the reserved heirs of their parents. Therefore, on the death of the first parent, the children have a protected right to inherit part of the estate which...