Worried about caring for divorced parents.
Hi all, this is my first post here. My parents are in their late 50s, so (hopefully) not close to needing care yet but they have just separated. I am overwhelmed with stress about how I am going to afford to care for both of them. I am mostly worried about my dad. My mom inherited the land, but moved to a townhouse. My dad still lives in the house on the land she owns. She has stated in her will that my sister and I will inherit the land. She previously had it set up so that the land will be sold immediately upon her death and the money would then be divided equally between my sister and I. I had to beg her to change it so that I will inherit the portion of the land where the house is and I would have the option to sell it or keep it. Basically, if my dad is still alive when she dies, he would have been kicked out of his home! My dad doesn't have a ton of money because my sister is in her late twenties and has been going to different schools since she was 18. She doesn't have a job and doesn't seem to have the intention of ever getting one. They basically buy her anything she wants. If they continue to do this, I don't know how they will ever be able to save enough for retirement, especially my dad. My mom spends a ton on my sister too, but also inherited quite a bit of money. I know I am not cut out to be a caregiver, but I don't know if my husband and I will be able to afford it! I don't think my mom really cares what happens to my dad but she doesn't seem to understand that the burden will most likely fall on me to figure out what to do. On top of that, I'm afraid I'll have to worry about my sister if she is still relying on them for financial support.