Reader question: What are the rules on inheriting property in France?
French inheritance laws have several restrictions and quirks which can come as a bit of a surprise to foreigners, so if you are intending to make a Will in France, here's what you need to know.
Published: 6 July 2021 10:42 CEST
Some of the files from the dispute over musician Johnny Hallyday's estate. Photo: Martin Bureau | AFP
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So, if a married couple jointly owns their primary residence and one of the couple dies, the other does not actually automatically inherit the home and possessions, they can only inherit 1/4 and only have lifetime right to reside, but don’t have entitlement to sell (downsize) and use the money to relocate? That money would be split up with the children?