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I am 85 and my husband is 92 are we too old to take out A trust

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I am 85 and my husband is 92 are we too old to take out A trust to protect our home children?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
No, it is not too late to do so. But if you intend to protect your home from being sold to pay care fees, please be advised that the local authority may challenge the trust if the intention was to avoid care fees.
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Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.

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It is unlikely to be worth the expense of a full trust - which could be challenged by the Local Authority.
However it is possible to take action to protect at least half of the equity (assuming that you do not both go into a home at the same time.)
The is done by taking action so that you each own your own share of the property, then making Wills which leave you half of the property to the children - with the surviving spouse being given the right to live in the property so long as they wish.
Please ask if you need further details