My brother and I are joint owners with my father on his two story building, combined residential and business. My father is currently in a nursing facility and will need some type of long term care the rest of his life. He is 89 years old. twently years ago, he put his building and all his bank accounts in joint ownership so that we would have access to his affairs. I also have POA over his medical and financial affairs. My father's reasons for making us joint owners was so that we would have easy access his savings & building when he dies and that it would not be used up for long term care and have nothing left to benefit his children and grandchildren. Is his estate, our parts of it, in fact, protected, by us being joint owners?