I have just been watching a program on the TV about Heir Hunters. In the Uk only one in three people leave a Will. If no Will is made then the deceased estate will go to the Treasury, if no beneficially can be found. The estate can only go to a blood relative. Usually the estate is passed from husband to wife or from wife to husband. Then if both parents are deceased the estate will go to the children of the marriage. If there are no children of the marriage alive then the estate will go to the nearest blood relative. If a heir can be found then they will become the beneficially of the estate. If no heir is found then the Treasury will claim the Estate.
Making a Will should be given some consideration, especially if you would like your wishes to be carried out.