Meg met a wonderful character called Douglas who needed legal help. Douglas was elderly and had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His wife Ann had advanced dementia. Ann never knew who Meg was but she’d always say hello.
Douglas’s biggest concern was who would look after Ann if he died first. He had lost contact with family members over the years and none of them were willing to look after Ann in his absence. Unfortunately, neither Douglas nor Ann had put any of their affairs in order. They owned their property which had no mortgage and as well as having a joint bank account, Ann had a pension and savings in her own name. For Douglas, the priority was to find a good care home for Ann and to plan who would take care of her finances.