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French law

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French law and the legal system in France, sponsored by Stone King. Here, you can find all the up-to-date French laws, including information on Roman law, property law, and inheritance law in France. Learn about the legal aspects affecting your home and life when you purchase a French property.

French Property Law

Information on the legal process of French property purchase from the initial contract to completion and when you sign the acte authentique.

Introduction to French Law

Here are some essential articles on French law and the legal system in France, including a glossary of useful French legal terms.

Inheritance Law in France

Information on inheritance laws in France including French succession law and the basic rights of spouses, children and other relatives.

Latest Law Articles

Leaving French Assets to Step-Children

Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross-border team, sets out a number of scenarios that a British owner of French property may encounter. Over a 12-part series of articles Charlotte will cover topics such as how

Buying in France – at a Glance

New to the French property market? Our comprehensive guide will help you find your bearings…   The process of buying property in France is actually pretty straightforward and well-regulated. Every year, many thousands of overseas buyers purchase new homes in