Inheritance in France

Inheritance and property ownership in France

Are you located in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany or in any English-speaking or German-speaking country? SpeakTheSame is here to help you navigate through the challenges of inheriting or owning real estate located in France.

The laws in France are different from those in your country. How does inheritance work in France? How do I plan for my legacy if I am about to purchase property in France? What’s the process if I want to sell property located in France?

We help you make informed decisions while coping with cultural and linguistic barriers. We help you navigate through the challenges of inheriting or owning property in France. That includes taking on a coordinating role working collaboratively with a French notaire, organizing communications, information interviews and research depending on the foreign situation, while we assist you throughout the legal and administrative process. 

We will be able to assess your situation, clarify your objectives, answer general questions that you may have about the French legal process, time frame and representation in France. We will be able to determine together a way forward that best suits your needs.

Whether you require to follow-up on your situation in a timely manner or take note of new information, you will be able to ask focused questions about the necessary legal steps, and representation in France.

Comprehensive Support

Comprehensive support includes taking on a coordinating role (organizing communications, information interviews and research depending on the foreign situation,) and facilitating the dialogue despite the distance.  

Our comprehensive support service includes:

- Legal reading and liaison interpreting services in English or German of documents emanating from French notaires, such as power of attorneys, a mortgage contract, and other draft documents which must be thoroughly read and perfectly understood prior to signature, in order to be admissible in France. We can connect you with or liaise with a French notaire and support you every step of the way.

- Inheritance planning for expats or foreigners with real estate in France: marriage contracts, wills, donations, purchases and sales.