My husband and I have the project of setting up an atelier, to try and sell our art. My husband is older than me and has a (small) teacher's pension from the UK. I will not be able to claim any pension for another 20 years. The advice we have been given is either to start an A.E. with me as "chef d'entreprise" and my husband as conjoint-collaborateur, so that he can have a status and some social protection, but someone else (an accountant) has said to us there is no point in him being a conjoint-collaborateur as he does not need a pension / won't live long enough to claim any in France! We should therefore start an A.E. in my name, and I would sell his art as he is my husband and our atelier is also our home, so it won't be illegal. However we have a website (carried on from the UK) and a Facebook, page, which both advertise his art. He has also been invited to join a local exhibition. My stuff will sell for far less than his, if his sells. Therefore it looks like his contribution to our earnings will be greater _ though you could argue that as I am French my contribution is invaluable as he doesn't speak the languag very well! Because of our age gap, we need me to have a status and social protection, so the business has to be in my name in case he dies before me, but by not putting him on the paperwork, wouldn't we be treading a very fine line? Any advice would be gratefully received.