My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: michigan
Long story, but basically my fathers wife of 15 years got guardianship over him when he started to develop dementia. She didnt inform his children(me, my brother) of this and even left the "list children or interested parties" section blank on the guardianship petition. When i found out i informed the court but they have opted to leave her as guardian and instructes her attorney to forward all documents to me.
My dad has some considerable wealth, around 500k according to court filings. This money was my gransfathers money that my dad inherited, and their was originally A LOT more that was pissed away by the wife...she purchased a bar(which failed) and some property down south which is still owned.
Recently(in the last couple weeks), without informing me, she put him in a nursing home. She has now filed a motion to liquidate his assets and filed a medicaid claim to get medicaid to pay for his long term care. Basically she wants to take his money and run.
Can she do this?
I was under the impression if someone has considerable assets that medicaid will not cover long term care, ive worked in a nursing home for 15 years and i know a bit about it.
What can i do to stop this?