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My husband is starting with dementia and has just lost his

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my husband is starting with dementia and has just lost his job,i have some inheritance money.if i use this to pay off the mortgage.to ease finances,and he needs care in the future.will i be left vunerable?can we be forced to sell the house to pay for care.therefore i may loose my inheritance. what are my options to protect my inheritance? sell the house and downsize,therefore keeping my inheritance money in a seperate account? not sure of the best plan of action.
JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: England ,sorry didn't realise this was an american site
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: none at the moment .his neurologist told us verbally he has a high risk of dementia ,and that it had probably started already
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i need to know how to protect this inheritance from care home fees. i have no pension of my own,so was going to use this money as such. my husband has a private pension ,he is only 56
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 13 days ago.

Hello,

Yes, I would advise you to sell and downsize and keep your inheritance money separate in your name in a separate bank account.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
i need power of attourney .is it quicker and easier to get a solicitor to do it ?and how much would it cost roughly?
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 13 days ago.

Yes, it is advisable to get a solicitor to draft it.

There is no standard fee, you need to shop around to see who offers you the best quote.

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