All of us like to think that we are to some extent immortal. Because of this, the majority of people do not like to think of death, either the death of ourselves or of someone close to us.

Sadly, few of us are aware of the many practical things that need to be done after someone has died. Having to deal with this difficult time in a country that is not our place of origin is hard enough. We may be faced with a minefield of additional questions and concerns and no matter how well we have learned the language, at one of the most stressful times of our lives it is imperative to know we are doing the right thing.

If France is your main residence or even where you have your second home then it is very important that you or your relatives, know what to do in the event of a death. This information sheet aims to outline all of the practical considerations and obligations around dealing with a death in France. Helping you to cope with the multiple decisions and processes you may be faced with. Some of the information may also help you to consider in advance your wishes following your death. Decisions related to end of life issues are often difficult and personal. Planning means you can rest assured your wishes are fulfilled and your relatives will be less burdened when the time comes.

                                           Angela Clohessy
 

 

MOST OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS SECTION HAS BEEN CONTRIBUTED BY
Angela Clohessy Dip. FD  MBIFD

THERE ARE ALSO CONTRIBUTIONS BY VARIOUS OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN FRANCE

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