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What you wrote is not exactly what I wrote in my answer to you. You misunderstood my answer.
The answer I gave you is because you have an antenuptial agreement (contrat de marriage)..
You wrote : 1) “Can you please confirm that in case of my wife's death; I will not be liable for any inheritance tax for the flat we live in, which is owned legally by my wife, inspite of a Contract de Mariage between me and my wife .
Yes I can confirm that.
You also wrote :
2a) “Am I also correct in understanding that if there is no " will " I become the legal owner of the property in spite of the Contract de Mariage”
My answer to 2a is no. This is not what I wrote.
2b) “and my son will not be liable for any inheritance tax as long as I live .
My answer to 2b is no. This is not what I wrote.
Because you have a “contrat de marriage,” in the absence of a will, and because your deceased wife leaves a descendant (your son), you as the surviving spouse receives either: All the assets of the deceased usufruct right to use the property and collecting the fruits of the (housing tenure, collecting rent a property or a quarter of the estate of the deceased freehold. This option must be exercised within three months after the death, otherwise you will receive the assets in usufruct. In this case the house will be your son’s house but you have the right to use it. : In the presence of children whose paternity is established in respect of the deceased spouse, the surviving spouse has no choice: he receives a quarter of the assets with freehold. If you opt for the usufruct, you can transform it into a life annuity.In addition, regardless of the family situation, you (the surviving spouse) receive: free allocation of housing for one year; the right to use the housing and furniture until your death, against remuneration; alimony paid by the heirs in case of need.
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