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Funding Question

(4 Posts)
Pleasemrstweedie Thu 11-May-17 12:46:28

A married couple live in a house in DH’s sole name. DH dies. DW lives on in the house because she has a life interest under her DH’s Will. After DW dies, according to the Will, the house will be sold and the proceeds split between their children. DW then requires care.

Will the house have to be sold to provide for her care, or do the provisions of her late DH’s Will take precedence?

Thanks

fedupoffeckingschool Thu 11-May-17 21:43:22

DW only has life interest in the house, it will not have to be sold for her care it will go to the children if the will was done correctly

pansydePotter Sat 13-May-17 08:08:59

That is correct. my mother died 6 months before my Step-Father. He had a life interest and Social Service confirmed that had he required care,in the 6 months he out lived her, the house would not have to be sold.

Pleasemrstweedie Thu 18-May-17 21:30:49

Thanks. And then Theresa May comes along and everything may change.

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