France – Divorce – simplification for non French – from 01 January 2021

Spouses wishing to divorce with French Courts, no longer have to travel to France to be divorced. From the 01 January 2021, divorce procedure in France is substantially simplified for spouses connected to France but with some international element, for instance married in France but living abroad, married abroad but at least one spouse is […]

Can a French bank obtain repayment of unpaid mortgage from a debtor residing in another EU country?

I am frequently questioned by property owners in France facing difficulties to repay a mortgage signed with a French bank. Under French law you cannot just “give the keys back to the Bank”. Any transfer of property implies a deed of sale through a French solicitor (“Notaire”). If an owner stops repayment, it is very […]