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Death and taxes

I have questions about the law concerning wills in Britain. First, if someone dies without a will, who does their property go to? If they have legal guardianship over a child, and their nearest blood relative is a cousin, would it go to either of those, or straight to the state? Second, can legal guardianship be passed on via a will, or does the state have to appoint a new legal guardian? Finally, what would happen in any of these situations if the deceased was a convicted criminal? Would his property and legal guardianship be confiscated, or would he still be able to will them to whoever he wanted?

Thank you!

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