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My Mother's caregiver was her husband (2nd marriage not my father), she had Alzheimer's was unable to communicate and had been bedridden for the last 3 years of her life. He passed away and then the day after she passed. His estate executor is trying to sue her estate for compensation for him providing care for her in her home. Can this happen?

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I'd like to know what lawyer took this on. Pretty shady, I think. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't get your own lawyer to look into it. Just in case, some Judge decides to hear the case. (you can file a case and the Judge can deny hearing it for lack of merit, which is what I hope would happen here). If it would have a hearing, you need someone to represent your mom's estate.
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I'm paid by a state program and the patient can hire anyone except the spouse or in the case of a child, the parents. I guess it's looked at as duty. I doubt that he can get paid. Was your mom competent during any of the caregiving time? If so, then she could have added something to her will or even a contract if she thought he should be paid. Is there more to the story? Does he feel unappreciated by the others and this is his way of acting out? Otherwise, I don't see any contract or reasonable expectation of payment.
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There are certain programs that do pay spouses for caregiving. The VA has one, but just in certain cases where the veteran is very disabled, has full service connection status and had served in a war after 911. And there are others. But this is different and it would not even go to a caregiver. I assume there must be a huge amount of money involved. Large sums of money draws lawyers like flies to honey.
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Absent a caregiving contract, I can't imagine any good lawyer taking a case like this. Good attorneys aren't going to bother with an unwinnable case.

I'm curious though - what are the alleged grounds for suit?
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I've never heard of a spouse being paid to be a caregiver to their spouse. Doubt any lawyer would bother with such a lawsuit.
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Any lawyer will be glad to take their money. However, if the only written contract between them was their marriage, he was bound by that to his husbandly duties.
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