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Death Overseas: UK Probate for French Clients

The death of a loved-one is always traumatic. However, the situation is made even worse if the death happens abroad.

Druces’ French team has a track-record of helping clients who find themselves dealing with a bereavement – and the related inheritance issues – of French nationals who pass away in England; especially in the case of those who have no family here.

We understand how difficult it is for a bereaved family in France to deal with English succession law, in addition to the probate regime, which is unknown in France. Our specialist team will deal with this sensitively and are able to handle the work in French. 

We can help with:

  • All administrative matters including tax declarations
  • Obtaining a grant of probate
  • Insurance related claims (including any insurance payments from employers)
  • Pension fund claims
  • Arranging the sale of the deceased’s home
  • The release of money and investments from the deceased’s bank.

We are able to deal with your telephone enquiries in French and everything will be clearly explained to you.

We have a great deal of experience in handling these cases, including liaising with notaries and other advisers in France. Our aim is to help our clients handle the legal and inheritance-related consequences of a bereavement as painlessly as possible.

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