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QUESTION: Thank you for your attention.
I would like to know whether a U.S. citizen who has long been a resident of Mexico with Mexican property will have his entire estate disposed of according to Mexican law after his death.
I would also like to know whether according to Mexican law, there is a mandatory reserve for his biological children from a first marriage. (In French law, this is the case.) Or can he decide to disinherit his children?
Yours,
Arthur

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If there is not a will, that's right, the estate is distributed according to Mexican law.

If there is a will, the assets are distributed according to the will.

However, the laws of France and Mexico agree that there should be a section for children. All minor children. Whether the children are of a first or second or other marriage. Nor does it matter if they are born out of wedlock. The laws protect minor children.

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QUESTION: Thank you very much.

In French law, the progeny of a parent are given a mandatory reserve irrespective of their age. If the parent makes a will can he or she decide not to include their children if they have reached the age of 18?

Yours,
Arthur

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In Mexico, yes.

In several cases local Civil Codes (Civil Law is different State to State) let you includes (or not) children who reached 18 years old. This depends of some rules, depending on specific case and applicable Law, but is possible in several cases (if a son/daughter has a job, goods, money, income, etc).

Jurisdiction depends of where is the goods, will, etc.

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