Apologies that this partly covers an earlier thread.
My wife and I have been married 43 years, with no children. We are "almost" at the point when we can pay the balance of the price, sign the deed, and have the the keys for a property near Agen.
We have told "our" notaire that the property should go to the surviving spouse on death, that no part of the estate is to go to siblings.
There are english wills that provide for the estate to ultimately go to named charities. We have also told the notaire that we will make "Certificates of Succession" http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/civil/news/20141210_en.htm.
Extracting blood from a stone is easier than getting a reply from the notaire!
Has any subscriber managed to achieve the result we require (surviving spouse to have 100% ownership and prevent any part of the estate (both on first spouse death and then remaining spouse's death ) going to siblings?