As of 2015, a non-resident of France can use the inheritance laws from their own country if they choose.If you own property, you should still knoe France’s inheritance laws. You can’t disinherit your children, spouses have certain rights even if divorce or separation is happening at the time of death and are not responsible for taxes. It is important to know where your family stands if you choose France’s inheritance laws.
“Spouses are guaranteed a tax-free inheritance, and in the case that the deceased does not have any children and made it clear in their will, the spouse can be the sole heir, obtaining the entire estate tax-free.”
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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