malengwa, on those grounds our 27 year old son, who has lived with us all his life, bar his uni years, would be able to claim a share in our property.Mum had her first social worker visit yesterday and she asked a lot of questions about the house. Their house has always been in dad's name. I understand that the house can't be sold to pay for her care as she has no ownership of it, but I'm hearing others say it doesn't matter as she's lived there all their married life therfore it is an asset. Can anyone tell me?
I know dad worries about losing his home to pay for her care. We, the kids, are all financially independent and don't want or need any inheritance, but he frets over being kicked out of his home.
I think you may be getting advice based on the potential assets that might be claimed in a divorce settlement. That is not relevant here. Your dad will not be required to surrender any of his own assets, including his house.