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Do you own firearms? If so, an estate plan should include provisions on how to deal with your firearms in the event of your death. The problem with traditional estate planning or using the state’s default rules is that they are both designed to deal with objective decision-making while the thought process involved in giving someone a firearm is objective as well as subjective.

Think about the following issues that do not cause problems with a bank account or other financially based asset but could be devastating with firearms.
1) The location you your children or beneficiaries live at when you die.
2) The legal status of the firearms you own in those states.
3) The logistics of getting the firearms to those states, assuming it would be legal to do so.
4) The legal status of your beneficiary on the date of your death or at the time the transfer is contemplated.
5) What are the legal requirements of possession or use in the state where your beneficiaries live.
6) Who will be your successor trustee or personal representative?
7) The legal status of them to possess or manage firearms?
8) The subjective decision as to if it would be proper to give one or more of the beneficiaries the firearms. ( are they mature and responsible enough as well as is it the right moment in time that you would hand them a gun if you were there to make a decision)

A normal will or trust typically says wait until my child is 25 then give them my Glock or ther firearm. Some of the problems may be that you child lives in CA or one of the states where your Glock is not legal, you child has decided that medical marijuana is wonderful and is a prohibited person under federal laws, your child is in the middle of a nasty divorce or under great financial pressure.

Under these or other circumstances it is easy to see how your firearm could become a weapon and cause your family member to be incarcerated. In addition, there is no legal standard to make sure the family member or friend that you typically would choose to manage your other assets will know anything about guns or be legal to possess them.

As you can see a Gun Trust is the responsible way to own firearms and can even offer asset protection for you and your family members. If you own firearms and would like your estate plan reviewed to correct inadvertant mistakes that are made on a regular basis or to have us create an estate plan for your and your family, use the contact form on the right or call us to discuss your situation.

If you own firearms and have done estate planning, you might want to review your planning with a Gun Trust Lawyer®. About 5 years ago, I recognized the problems that are inherent with traditional estate planning (wills, revocable trusts, or the default planning offered by each state) as they relate to firearms.

Most Estate Planning is designed to deal with financial instruments and not the issues that surround the purchase, transfer, possession, and use of firearms.

Did you know that you will or trust probably contains language that instructs your family and friends to break the law after you die? Before you put your family and friends at risk of violating the law or giving a firearm to someone who you would not want to hand a gun, you should talk to your Florida Estate Planning Lawyer about creating a Gun Trust.

While gun trusts are great for regular firearms they have additional advantages when it comes to the purchase, use, possession, and transfer of the more restricted firearms like those sold by Dealers with Class 3 SOT licenses.

To learn more about Gun Trusts, visit the NFA Gun Trust Lawyer® blog

Over the past several years the Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC has expanded into several additional practice areas. As these practice areas grown we have been adding staff and creating more informational blogs to help consumers and our clients understand some of the common legal issues. May of our current readers do not realize that we cover these additional practice areas so I wanted to take a moment to update you with them:

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Florida Gun Trusts are not the same as a standard Revocable or Living Trust.

We are getting more and more so called Gun Trusts that have been prepared by lawyers in Florida and other states that are nothing more than a traditional revocable trust with a few definitions thrown in to discuss the National Firearms Act.

The biggest problem with these trust is that they do not protect your family in the event you die or become incapacitated. If your trust talks about income and real estate or does not seem to be specific for firearms, you may want to have it reviewed by a Gun Trust Lawyer to see if your trust instructs your family or friends to break the law and subject themselves to the penalties of the NFA.

Not all trusts are created the same, if you think you have a NFA Gun Trust and it does not contain our copyright it is not our trust.

guns.gif What is a NFA Trust? Can a Gun Trust be used for Assault Weapons?

A new concept in Estate planning is creating a trust to protect the families firearms. For the past few years the public has been using NFA Gun Trusts for the purchase and protection of Title II, those sold by a Class 3 SOT,firearms that are restricted by the NFA. Most gun enthusiast expect there to be a renewed ban on Assault Weapons that becomes permanent. To protect your families assault weapons, you might consider a new twist to the NFA Gun Trust – the Assault Weapons Trust. It might be a good idea to transfer your Assault Weapons into a Assault Weapons Trust before there is a ban on future transfers of these firearms.

guns.gif A new concept in Estate planning is creating a trust to protect the families firearms. For the past few years the public has been using NFA Gun Trusts for the purchase and protection of Title II firearms that are restricted by the NFA. Most gun enthusiast expect there to be a renewed ban on Assault Weapons that becomes permanent. To protect your families assault weapons, you might consider a new twist to the firearms trust – the Assault Weapons Trust. It might be a good idea to transfer your Assault Weapons into a Assault Weapons Trust before there is a ban on future transfers of these firearms.

As many of you have noticed the Firearms articles on this site have been transitioned to the NFA Gun Trust Lawyer website. If you are in Florida or any other state and are looking for a NFA Trust Lawyer or Gun Trust Lawyer or Contact us or visit NFA Gun Trust Lawyer website for more information. If you are looking or a gun trust in another state you can contact the NFA Gun Trust Lawyer ®website.

If you are looking for a form to create your own Gun Trust, check out http://www.GunTrust.com which allows individuals to create a real gun trust in only a few minutes by prompting them through a series of questions.

The new Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer Web site for the Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC has gone live. This site will act as a hub for the Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog and the NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog.

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