I have only just found out that the house is in my Dad’s sole name. If he has to go into care will the local authority expect his care to be funded by 100% of the house value which would leave my mother with nothing to look after her future interests? She may need her half to pay for her own care for example. My mother has a LPA which has not been triggered but could be. Could she activate the LPA and put the house in joint names to protect her interest. If she were to get divorced tomorrow she would get half the value of the home so there is no question that after 60 years of marriage she has a 50% benificial interest in the property even though it is in my fathers sole name. They bought it together in 1966.