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The French legal system is based on civil law. The definition of civil law is a legal system where the core principles and laws are codified, as opposed to the English system where law is based on precedents set in previous cases.


French civil law is divided into two branches, public and private law. Disputes between individuals are covered under private law, while French employment law is part of public law.


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Common French law questions resolved on JustAnswer


Some of the kinds of questions answered by the experts on JustAnswer include:


  • I have been refused with my business visa three times. How can I appeal the decision made by the embassy?
  • What are the laws in France about inheritance?
  • If a man with no wife or children leaves his estate to charity, has his sister any right to part of his estate?
  • My partner and I jointly own a house in France. How can I make her the sole beneficiary on my death and exclude my estranged son?

The French legal expert will need some specific information from you. In order to make the best use of your time with the legal Expert, you should be prepared to answer questions such as:


  • What is the dispute about
  • Who are the people involved in the dispute
  • When did the dispute occur
  • What were the key events, and what was their timeline
  • The current status of the dispute

Finally, have any legal documents pertaining to the dispute available.


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