why his family takes control of his affairs

why his family takes control of his affairs

Jean-Marie Le Pen was placed “under legal protection regime”, a form of guardianship which allows his daughters to manage his affairs.

Jean-Marie Le Pen is now 95 years old. For some time now, his state of health has been worrying those close to him. Hospitalized several times in recent years, he suffered a heart attack in April 2023. Louis Aliot, vice-president of the National Rally and former companion of Marine Le Pen, revealed, according to RMC, that the former president of the FN had been placed “under legal protection”. Information confirmed by his lawyer François Wagner, who assured AFP that Jean-Marie Le Pen had been the subject of a future protection warrant in mid-February.

This is similar to light guardianship which allows one or more people to be designated in advance to represent the agent on the day he or she is no longer able to manage himself. This plan includes assistance in personal life but also the management of all or part of the assets. It was activated by the court at the request of the family after a medical assessment which established the incapacity of Jean-Marie Le Pen.

With this decision, it is therefore the three Le Pen daughters, Marine, Marie-Caroline and Yann, who now manage their father’s interests and businesses. They can carry out various acts in the name of their father.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen, however, retains all of his rights. “The future protection mandate does not cause the principal to lose his rights and his possibility of carrying out legal acts,” recalls service-public.fr.

In particular, he must go to court next September in the European parliamentary assistants case, which concerns suspicions of fictitious jobs operated by the far-right party. With this guardianship, the question of his ability to appear arises. If his lawyer assured that this decision was not taken with this in mind, according to him it would be preferable to “pronounce a measure stating that he can neither surrender nor testify at this trial”. An expert opinion should be sent at the beginning of July.