Legacy Planning Law Group knows that the best way to help our clients is to understand their estate planning needs and help them build that plan. If you’re interested in learning more about Florida gun trusts and our estate planning services as part of our unique Family Estate and Legacy Program, please book your free 15-minute phone call with us today!
There are approximately 80 million gun owners in America with nearly half of all U.S. households owning at least one firearm. With over 20,000 gun related laws in the United States today, owning and eventually passing on a firearm as a legacy must be done with careful planning and consideration. Most federal and state gun laws carry stiff penalties on the improper possession or transfer of a firearm. If not done properly, the seemingly innocent transfer of a firearm to an heir could result in a fine up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison. Having a Florida gun trust in place sets forth the rules for owning and transferring firearms that will ensure you or your loved ones don’t end up inadvertently committing a felony and paying a catastrophic price!
The potential benefits provided by a gun trust include probate avoidance, simplification in the acquisition of regulated firearms, avoidance of annual state registration fees, and guidance to help avoid accidental felonies when others use or are instructed to transfer a firearm as a sale, gift, or bequest. A gun trust ensures the responsible transfer of weapons (even Class I weapons such as handguns, rifles and shotguns) at your death or if you become incapacitated. Also a gun trust gives you priceless privacy.
The following resources are provided by the Florida Bar as Consumer Information Pamphlets.
If you are committed to solving your planning needs and want to work with our skilled and experienced team, the first step to get started is booking your 15 minute phone call.
During the call, we will find out what your planning needs are so we can see if we can help you. We will also figure out if we would be a good fit for each other.
At the end of the call, we will set up a time to meet with the team and create a plan that will protect your family and preserve your legacy.