Quite simply, father in law has been put into a care home with dementia, and he is self funding this, whilst at home on her own, mother in law has gone through all his belongings sorting things out, and discovered that father in law has several different accounts in his own name totalling around £100,000, she is quite angry that he has sat on all this money without her knowledge(married 60 years), but the question is this.
Though she understands that some of this money should be used for his care, does she have a lawfull claim to any of it as his wife?, at present the daughters have POA over fathers finances and are simply using the money to finance his weekly care.
There is a will and it does not stipulate that any monies should be used for his care.
there is no in fighting over anything, its just a simply question can Mum claim half of dads money that is not in joint accounts,
Hi Clare thanks for your reply, just to confirm then my wife and her sister,who are the two attorneys for their dad, are to continue using his money to fund his care and mum cannot claim(without divorce proceedings) any part of the cash that is in any account that father has in his sole name, if that's true then there are no winners except the local authority, mum simply wanted to spread some of it amongst the family.
If the old fella knew it was to end this way he might not have been so bloody tight over the years,lol.