The question I am often asked: 'Can I make a Will at home?'
The answer is yes you can but if you have taken the time to consider making a Will to why would you want to risk it being invalid or not following your wishes?
I have seen several home made Wills this year and all of them seem to have problems, including not actually leaving any property to beneficiaries!
My advice is always, if you want to make provision for your family when you die, get professional advice.
It is generally advisable to use a solicitor or to have a solicitor check a will you have drawn up to make sure it will have the effect you want. This is because it is easy to make mistakes and, if there are errors in the will, this can cause problems after your death. Sorting out misunderstandings and disputes after your death may result in considerable legal costs, which will reduce the amount of money in the estate.