When people die without a spouse or blood relatives and without leaving a Will, the starting point is that their Estate passes to the Crown.
For a long time, family lawyers have been campaigning for a change in the law so that people can divorce without blaming the other person. In a major breakthrough, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act received Royal Assent on 25th June and removes blame and fault from the divorce process.
There are many reasons why multiple generations of a family may consider setting up home together. Life expectancy has increased but so has the cost of care fees which may need to be paid over a much longer period than ever before.