Ask a French Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
My wife (we married in Ireland in 2012) owns the French home we live in for c4 months pa, which we bought in her name in 2006. At the time of purchase, we sought exemption from French Law under the Hague Convention as we are both Irish by domicile and residence. This was denied us as we were not man and wife at the time. My wife now wishes in the event of my surviving her to leave this French home to me. She was never married before, has no children, her parents are dead and she has 4 adult siblings, all living in Ireland. As I have 5 children from a previous marriage (my former wife died 2 years ago), my wife would like our French home to pass eventually to my children. Is there any obstacle to my succeeding her as the owner of this house under the terms of her proposed will should she pre-decease me? XXXX XXXXX
Further to my first reply, sent a few minutes ago, I want to confirm that I do wish to continue waiting for a reply from one of your experts. To date, I have received no answer to my question nor have I been asked for any further information.
I would still like to know when I am likely to receive an answer to my question.
Thanks for your response. While I accept that delays can occur, it gets confusing when your replies to me come up as if they are the expert professional's reply!
Thank you for giving my business priority status.....it is now almost 24 hours since I submitted my question and I do hope, as I was originally told, that a professional expert was already working on my question.
While I am disappointed that it is taking so long, I am willing to continue to wait for a professional answer, particularly as this is what I have already paid you for.
Dear Mr Kenney,
I thought I made it clear in my question that my wife (aged 57) has no children. My concern was that her brothers and her sister might have rights to her property under French law.
It seems from what you say that, as her lawful husband, her leaving the house to me under her will is free of obstacles. Is this correct?
Thank you for your advice which I value.
I sent a very positive rating on 29th August to JustAnswer and, I'm pretty sure, directly to you too. I'm sorry if you do not appear to have received it.
My thanks again for your helpful judgement on the question I raised.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).