Reply To: close relative or not


I am slowly becoming convinced that the status of in-law stays intact after your spouse (and presumably civil partner as well?) dies or divorces you, at least in England and Wales. I googled on “in-laws marry” and discovered that the law has recently changed in Scotland to allow divorcees, widows and widowers to marry their parents-in-law. In England and Wales, you still cannot do that.

This suggests to me that:

– In E+W, these people are definitely stil in-laws even after death/divorce
– In S they probably are too, but at least you can marry them

Is there anyone out there with a more reliable knowledge base than the internet who can confirm or refute this?