Question: I am writing for my father. He is currently in the hospital due to surgery. My mother (his wife of almost 40 years) left him four days before his surgery. She has not worked for almost 16 years so my Dad has been supporting her.
They live in a house that my sister owns and my father has been helping to pay the house payment. My mother is already making a list of items that she says are hers, but she did not purchase with her own money.
What legal right does my father have? He has a monthly retirement check that he gets at the beginning of the month that she spends within a two-week period. My sisters and I are in our thirties so there are no custody concerns, it's just financial. Please give me an idea of what he should do first.