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Sonia G

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  1. Not at alll. It makes situations that are not that easy even more uncertain and stressful...Let's hope it doesn't last for too long and that the outcomes will actually be positive...
  2. Thanks HB. Let's keep our fingers crossed. That Brexit situation is just so stressful and depressing at the moment...
  3. Thank you, this answer really helps indeed...it's a relief, although we don't know what is going to happen between the 2 countries after Brexit...hopefully nothing will change on that matter...
  4. Thank you for the quick reply! No, I only have assets in the UK, nothing in France. To be honest, the solicitors that I contacted did not sound like they were sure at all and admitted that they were not specialised enough to advise fully on my case. They also recommended that I look for a solicitor specialised in international inheritance but I haven't found any where I live and I would have to travel quite far to meet one in person, so I thought that perhaps someone with a very similar situation and experience here could enlighten me. My case is rather straight-forward as I explained above as we have no children and just want to protect our respective share for when we are both dead. I am aware that there may be inheritance tax issues between the 2 countries, and this is not my main concern. My main concern is to make sure that my share (which is a much bigger share than my husband's share) goes to my chosen benefiaries in France and not to his family or anyone else who may be able to claim my share when we are both dead (his estranged siblings for example). Your reply rather sounds like a relief as you mention that it should not matter where the beneficiaries are if the case is 'straightforward'. I will try to get in touch with a solicitor specialised in international inheritance to confirm this...Thanks again.
  5. Hi, I have a question about last wills and testaments. I am a dual French/British citizen married to a British citizen and we have lived in the UK for almost 20 years. We own a house in the UK (as joint tenants). We want to write a will that will say to whom we want our respective share of the house to go to once we are both dead. We have no children and won't be having any. In my case, I want my share to go to my husband but I want to make sure that when he dies, if I'm already dead, my share goes to my siblings in France, who are French citizens, and not to my husband's family or new partner for example. Could someone please help me and let me know how I can make sure that his happens? Are there specific types of wills for UK people who want to leave their assets to someone in Europe? I have received very conflicting advice from some solicitors. Thank you very much in advance! Sonia G
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