French Law and Legal Advice

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

Why Choose the Law of Your Nationality in Your Will?

Charlotte Macdonald is an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team. Over a new 12-part series of articles Charlotte answers legal and practical questions that are often asked by her clients in relation to France; whether that

Will Brexit Affect Inheritance Law in France?

Charlotte Macdonald is an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team. Over a new 12-part series of articles Charlotte will answer legal and practical questions that are often asked by her clients in relation to buying or

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Marriage or PACS – Case Study

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 covers topics such as how

Ski chalet in France

Buying a Ski Chalet – Case Study

James and Jo have been ski enthusiasts for years and after another fantastic holiday at Christmas have finally decided to buy a property based in a mountain resort that they, and their children, can use as their base for their ski holidays.

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Buying Property in France as a Couple – Case Study

Many people have bought property in France in the name of one spouse only (for various different reasons; inheritance, protection of assets etc) thinking that later on they will be able to transfer the property into the joint names of both spouses.