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Mr Bradford is one of only 10 solicitors in the South West to hold this role and the only one in Dorset.
Coles Miller Partner Anthony Weber said: “Some retired people on relatively fixed incomes are running short of capital.
Wills and probate solicitors at Coles Miller are members of Poole Dementia Action Group and Southbourne Dementia Friendly Community.
Around 82 per cent of people in the South West say they want their loved ones to take these decisions on their behalf when they are no longer able to do so.
In worst cases the delays - caused by Government cuts - could be jeopardising the executor sales of houses and flats, it is feared.
With inheritance disputes on the increase, solicitors at Coles Miller recommend that opposing parties give serious consideration to settling their differences out of court.
Coles Miller Partner Stuart Bradford is a member of Southbourne Dementia Friendly Community.
Forgery of wills is rare but families should always remain vigilant, warn solicitors at Coles Miller after a recent court case.
The case in Worcester - in which a woman and her ex-husband received suspended prison sentences for forging her dying partner’s will - highlights the importance of being wary.
New research reveals that unsecured debt among homeowners aged 65+ has leapt by 16 per cent in just 12 months.
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