Macnabs among top five fundraisers for Will Aid
Macnabs has drafted more than a hundred wills for clients and raised over £7,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign in which lawyers give up their time for free to write wills for local people, in exchange for a donation to the charity.
The firm has taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme for eight years and raised a total of £44,966 to date. This year the firm raised £7,405 making it the fifth highest donating firm in Scotland, and the top donating firm in Perthshire.
Director Alan Roughead said: “At Macnabs we know that Will Aid helps such worthwhile causes and for us to be part of that again and to give something back has been wonderful. People often put off making a Will thinking it is expensive or time consuming.
“However, that is not true. It is very easy to do, and without one you have no control over what will happen to your money, possessions and property after you die, often leading to stressful, and also costly, family disputes. We have unfortunately seen that happen too many times.”
Susan Mackay, associate in the private client team, added: “If you do have a will then chances are your circumstances have changed since you wrote it.
“For example if you now have children or grandchildren, if you are recently divorced or separated, or have a partner but are not legally married.
“Or what about if you have a property or your own business? It is therefore important to review and update your Will every three to five years, so that it accurately reflects what you want to happen when you die.”