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Is It Possible To Change A Will After Diagnosis?

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by MaNaAk, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
    772
    Essex
    Hello Everyone!

    I know that a house is regarded as an asset but I am considering the following mum and dad spoke about leaving the house to the three of us years ago. She died in 2008 and dad confirmed that he is doing the same. My invisibles are not being written out of his will and I don't think they will fight with me but after diagnosis is it possible to change a will slightly so that I can avoid conflict with my and keep a roof over my head. This should have been sorted out before dad was diagnosed but I didn't know about these things then. I have lived with the fact that I could loose the house but dad and I have as much savings as each other. This is just one other hurdle but as I have found the strength to deal with the other hurdles I will deal with this.

    MaNaAk
     
  2. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    You cant change a will that isn't yours.

    Can your father, if he wishes to? Depends. Is your father considered to have lost capasity
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    10,632
    Female
    London
    The diagnosis isn't the problem, but mental capacity is. Also, as Jessbow says, it can't be you instigating this as it could be seen as undue influence. This has to come from your Dad and be what he wants - it's his will.
     
  4. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    287
    #4 witts1973, Oct 22, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
    Hi are you over 60?Oh I see what you mean,I was thinking of you asking for a disregard,but as you say you have siblings so things are more complicated for you,if you manage to look after your dad you would be able to keep the house if he doesn't have to go in to care
     
  5. malengwa

    malengwa Registered User

    Jan 26, 2017
    244
    Others will know better, but if you're living in the house and it's your home, can a sale still be forced if your dad has to go into care? I thought you might be protected in some way.
     
  6. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
    772
    Essex
    Thankyou for all your replies!

    I've got all my receipts to show what work I have paid for where the house is concerned and of course I have been here for thirty-five years so I suppose they should take everything into account.

    MaNaAk
     
  7. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    287
    I know where you are coming from,I have been in my mothers home since birth 45 years ago,and the thought of perhaps being made homeless at some time is a real worry,being a carer for my mother I could do without anything else to worry about like this.
     
  8. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
    772
    Essex
    It is a worry but at the moment we do what we can to avoid this and try to carry on. I hope you can find the opportunity to have some respite.

    MaNaAk
     
  9. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    287
    Thanks,take care
     

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