FRENCH NOTARY DEEDS, LEGALIZATION – INHERITING, BUYING, SELLING PROPERTY IN FRANCE

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Your French uncle died and left you a substantial sum of money. Or you are buying or selling an apartment in Paris. You live in California, and don’t wish to travel to France.

It is possible to handle this in Los Angeles. Your French notaire will prepare a “procuration” (power of attorney) for you to accept the estate, or buy or sell real property. He or she will ask that a “local authority” receive your signature on this document.

California attorneys are “local authorities.” What distinguishes our services from those of most of our California colleagues is that Catherine Parker is bilingual, bicultural and a Member of the Bars of California and Paris, France.

As recommended by the professional organizations of the Notaires de France, we don’t limit ourselves to filling in the blanks and gathering your signature. We verify your identity and make sure that you are not under duress. If the you are not fluent in French, we provide the required translations to clear any misunderstandings and avoid future disputes regarding the validity of the documents.

Finally, we explain the legal meaning under French law of the documents you are signing. This allows us to offer you full service support with regard to French notarial documents.