For a will to be valid, the person making it must have sufficient mental capacity to understand the process and its consequences.
Solicitors Coles Miller are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of families living as three generations under one roof - there can be big financial pitfalls, they warn.
Extending the family home with a granny annexe is becoming increasingly common as care home bills outstrip pensions across the UK.
Wills and probate solicitors at Coles Miller LLP are urging people to beware of door-to-door will writers after a Poole couple were charged 16 times the normal rate for two wills.
The Branksome couple are locked into a five-year contract that will cost them £3,200 over five years after signing up for two wills offered by an unregulated door-to-door salesman.
The appointments came into effect on May 1 and come on the back of the firm announcing its expansion in to Wimborne.
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