What is the name of your state? Virginia
My sister has just been hospitalized with alcohol induced dementia. She has been declared mentally incompetent. Her ex-husband would like to have legal guardianship of her since they have a minor child together and since I am her only relative and I live out of state. My sister lost her job and was kicked out of her friends apartment shortly before she was hospitalized. Her husband is saying that she is indigent and that she needs to be in a government funded facility, nursing home, whatever. The hospital wants to discharge her soon and her exhusband refuses to allow her to live at his home temporarily and provide care for her while they wait for any SS benefits to kick in and she is placed in a care facility. We have offered to take her but that would mean that we would move her out of state and she would not be able to return and get any benefits in her home state. My question is....her name is still on the very expensive house where her husband and children live....in the divorce he was to stay in the house until the kids were grown and then sell and split the money or buy her out. Is she entitled to any of that money now to help provide quality care for her or will it be that Medicaid/Medicare will have to pay her way and the husband keeps the house and pays nothing out of pocket. He is very adamant about having guardianship himself "for the sake of the kids" but we are starting to worry about an ulterior motive. Please help!What is the name of your state?