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The answer is that your father will have to move, but not immediately. If your father’s wife passes away and she leaves the house to her children, they will become the owners and can ultimately evict your father. He can probably delay the process for some time since they may have to go through probate to establish their ownership, and many states give seniors a grace period to find a new place to live. In these situations, many spouses leave their houses in trust so the surviving spouse can live there either for a period of time or for the rest of their lives.
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Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Jean Galloway Ball is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a 1977 honors graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University, and she did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Vir...
Attorney Samantha Simmons Fredieu is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Fredieu graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where she was the symposium editor on the Vermont Law Review, a production editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board. She has clerked for...