Not just us forreners who get snowed under by french paper work.
I have just had my DIL (yes she is french) on the phone and she is so fed up. A death in her family has been a nightmare, to sort out.
Elle en a marre and said that all she wanted to do when all was sorted, se barrer de la France. She is sure that just about any where would be better.
So when you don't understand the what and the why about the paperwork, then french people suffer too, especially from fonctionnaires and notaires, who sadly are too often completely incompetent , but I am sure, that you will all be pleased to hear, that they will have ALL passed their necessary exams..... just too many cannot actually do their jobs!