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Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French law and the legal system in France. 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.

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French legal glossary

Finding your way around French legal terminology is not always easy. Here is a glossary of some of the most commonly used phrases and terms…