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September 6, 2013

Gun Trusts are not just for NFA firearms

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.

March 15, 2012

Estate Planning Tips For Gun Collectors - Gun Trust Lawyer®

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

July 25, 2011

Other Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer Blogs and related Sites

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:

For those of you who use an iPhone, we are trying to make some of the information and resources available through our new Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC iPhone Application.

Our main Website is for the Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC

The Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog covers a variety of topics focusing on Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, and Probate

The NFA Gun Trust Lawyers Blog covers unique issues involved with estate planning, the purchase, possession, use, and transfer of firearms including those regulated by the National Firearms Act. Helps provide guidance on a National level through a network of over 150 lawyers in 43 states.

The Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog covers issues related to criminal defense, case-law updates, and legislative changes as they relate to protecting your rights from restrictions by the State of Florida dealing with your freedom.

The Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog covers issues in Florida and around the country that help homeowners protect their home which is often their single biggest purchase. While we write on topics that have relevance to the entire state, our practice area focuses on the counties surrounding Duval or the City of Jacksonville and its surrounding area.

The Jacksonville DIvorce Attorney Blog covers topics relating to your family life, marriage, divorce, child custody, support and guardianship. Many of the articles help our clients to understand what can happen in these very emotional times and how slight differences in the circumstances can make a significant difference.

The Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer Blog covers issues relating to injury and compensation for the negligence of others. This is our newest blog and will be launching in the next few weeks.

The Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog covers topics related to bankruptcy and specific circumstances that may allow one to qualify for certain exemptions and benefits afforded under the Federal bankruptcy Code.

We hope you enjoy our postings and take the time to visit some of out other blogs that cover different Florida legal issues as over 50,000 people a month do. If you have a question regarding one of these area or something involving a legal issues in Florida, please Contact us and one of the lawyers in that practice area will respond.

April 3, 2011

We Were Named One Of The Top 25 Estate Probate and Elder Law Blogs of 2011

estate-probate-elderlaw-winner-220x180.JPG-550x0.jpgI would like to thank everyone who voted for us. We were selected on of the Top 25 Estate Planning Blogs of 2011.

Now LesixNexis is selecting the top estate planning blog of the year and you still have the opportunity to vote for us one last time. Even if you did not vote in the previous selection you can still vote.

Step 1: You will need to be registered in order to vote. If you haven't previously registered, follow this link to create a new registration or use your sign in credentials from your favorite social media site. Registration is free and does not result in sales contacts. Once you are logged in, you can then vote by checking the box next to your favorite estate, probate and elder law blog then submitting the results.

There are several blogs that have names similar to ours so remember to select the one which has my blog and personal name the entry will be listed as:
Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog (David Goldman)

December 15, 2010

Gun Trust Lawyer & Class 3 Firearms Trusts

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.

April 12, 2009

NFA Trust for Assault Weapons

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.

February 7, 2009

Assault Weapons Trust

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.

December 28, 2008

NFA Gun Trust

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.

August 14, 2008

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Site Goes Live

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.

Its been a long month setting up the new website and more pages will be added as time permits. For now the Jacksonville, Florida based Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC deals with:

Florida Asset Protection

Florida Estate Planning
Gun Trusts
Florida Guardianship
Florida Probate Litigation
Florida Trust Litigation and
Florida Trusts

June 26, 2008

Supreme Court Rules on Individuals Rights to Bear and Keept Arms

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer blog has an article on the 150 + page decision issued today in the gun rights case before the Supreme Court. Looks like good news for gun owners but it will take sometime to digest the full opinion which is over 150 pages. There is a link to the Supreme Court Gun Case also

May 27, 2008

Can Grandpa Take His Machine Gun to the Nursing Home?

What happens if Grandpa needs to Nursing home coverage and he owns a Class3 weapon like a Machine Gun?

Title II Firearms (sold by Class 3 SOT dealers) or those controlled by the National Firearms Act are not exempt assets when it comes to Medicaid Planning.

There are ways to preserve these assets for your family but it involves converting the asset from an exempt asset to a non-exempt asset. On my other blog, Gun Trust Lawyer I wrote a Gun Trust Information article addressing this issue.

If you or your family has a person who needs nursing home coverage and they have war relics which may include a Machine Gun you should Contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer to discuss your situation.

May 14, 2008

Machine gun transfer nets prison sentence

A new Blog ( Gun Trust Lawyer ) dedicated to Gun Trusts and issues related to the ownership of Title II Firearms (sold by Class 3 SOT dealers) (which I started) has an article on a man who was arrested for an improper transfer of a unknown class 3 machine gun.

His gun misfired and was reclassified as a Machine Gun. This along with allowing a potential buyer to shoot it at a range resulted in the invalid transfer of a Class 3 Weapon, a crime punishable under the NFA with a sentence of up to 10 years in jail.

These are the types of transfers a NFA Gun Trust can help prevent.

The is the link to the article on Invalid Class 3 Gun Transfer

April 16, 2008

Tennessee NFA Gun Trust Lawyer®

Tennessee has joined the growing list of states in which we have a relationship with a lawyer who is familiar with the (NFA) National Firearms Act's requirements relating to the formation of trusts to purchase Title II Firearms (sold by Class 3 SOT dealers). These include silencers, short barrel rifles, and machine guns.

If you are looking to create a Tennessee NFA Gun Trust, please Contact us and we can help make sure your trust deals with the many unique issues surrounding owning these firearms in a Revocable Trust

If you live in Tennessee or another state and wish to create a NFA trust to protect your family and purchase NFA firearms (Title II) or Title I firearms Contact a NFA Gun Trust Lawyer® in your state.

If you are a lawyer licensed in any state and would like to work with us to provide NFA trusts to clients in your state, please Contact David Goldman a Florida Gun Trust Lawyer.

April 16, 2008

Florida's Govenor Signs NRA backed Gun Law

Florida Governor Charlie Crist today signed important National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed legislation into law that will protect the existing rights of law-abiding gun owners. House Bill 503 preserves the self-defense rights of law-abiding men and women as they travel in their cars to and from their daily activities.

"Customers and workers should not have to choose between protecting themselves or following the political policies of an anti-gun business," said NRA Past President Marion P. Hammer. "The right to protect oneself must be maintained no matter where you park your car."

This legislation protects the rights of gun owners to possess a firearm in any private motor vehicle in a parking lot, and prevents businesses from searching private vehicles of customers or employees.

"This is a great day for the people of the state of Florida," concluded Hammer. "Their right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and other lawful purposes has been restored."

April 15, 2008

Virginia NFA Gun Trust Lawyer: Class 3 Firearms Trust

Virginia has joined the growing list of states in which we have a relationship with a lawyer who is familiar with the (NFA) National Firearms Act's requirements relating to the formation of trusts to purchase Title II Firearms (sold by Class 3 SOT dealers). These include silencers, short barrel rifles, and machine guns.

If you are looking to create a Virginia NFA Gun Trust Lawyer, please Contact us and we can help make sure your trust deals with the many unique issues surrounding owning these firearms in a Trust.

If you live in Virginia or another state and wish to create a NFA trust to protect your family and purchase NFA firearms (Title II) or Title I firearms Contact a NFA Gun Trust Lawyer® in your state.

If you are a lawyer licensed in any state and would like to work with us to provide NFA trusts to clients in your state, please Contact David Goldman a Florida Gun Trust Lawyer®.