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Legally Protect Your Firearms NOW With a GA Gun Trust

Legally Protect Your Firearms NOW With a GA Gun Trust

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A gun trust in Georgia is a unique legal tool in compliance with the National Firearms Act that offers legal protection and greater flexibility for both Title 1 and Title 2 gun owners.

Purchase The Weapons You Want

A gun trust allows you to legally purchase and own a Title II Firearm sold by Class 3 dealers as well as Title 1 firearms with minimal headaches and red-tape.

Protect Your Valuable Weapons For Your Heirs

By placing your firearms in trust, you can ensure that your restricted weapons will stay protected and legally transfer to your heirs without the fear of confiscation, destruction, huge taxes or forced sale by the government.

Enjoy Your Weapons Without Fear of Criminal Liability for Yourself or Loved Ones

A gun trust protects you and your loved ones from unintentional criminal liability under federal and state laws that restrict the transport, possession and sale of firearms.  By naming trustees, you can legally give authority to people you trust to handle your weapons with minimal government involvement or fear of punishment.

Save Money and Expedite the Purchase or Transfer of Restricted Firearms

With a gun trust in place, you won’t have to worry about the Chief Law Enforcement Officer refusing to sign your paperwork because it will bypass this process completely.  Transfers are much faster for weapons held in trust. Fees are also significantly lower with a gun trust in Georgia.

Protect Your Guns From Future Legislation

Placing your firearms in trust now will protect them from sweeping gun control legislation tomorrow.  The provisions in a gun trust can be amended to comply with future laws, keeping your valuable weapons safe and legal.  Otherwise, if your weapons are deemed illegal in the future, you will likely lose the opportunity to create a gun trust.

Shield Your Firearms From Future Creditors or Nursing Homes

A gun trust keeps your firearms out of the reach of creditors or nursing homes if you run into trouble or need long-term care assistance in the future.   A valuable gun collection may also jeopardize your ability to qualify for Medicaid benefits, whereas an Atlanta gun trust keeps the assets legally out of your name so that you can get the resources and benefits you need.   A gun trust also offers protection and keeps your firearms safe in the event of a divorce, bankruptcy or lawsuits….or in the event your heirs face similar issues when they become owners.

Ensure Your Guns Are Handled Responsibly and In A Manner You Want

An Atlanta GA gun trust conveys the serious nature of gun ownership by allowing you to specify when your beneficiaries can receive your firearms and under what circumstances (i.e. At age 21, if proven responsible enough to handle them).  It also allows you to lay out instructions for caring for, and transferring your firearms properly to preserve their value in the event of your death of incapacity.

Buyer Beware! Not All Gun Trusts in Atlanta Are The Same!

The majority of gun trusts found online or in gun stores are ticking time bombs for gun owners. They fail to take into account the complex laws of both the state and federal government, offer minimal protection for transfers and cause the gun owner to commit felonies punishable by fines and jail time because the trusts are often invalid for “technical reasons” beyond the gun owner’s knowledge.  If you have already purchased one of these do-it-yourself gun trusts in Atlanta Georgia, call us to have it reviewed for your protection at no-charge.  If you have not taken the leap yet, consider the minimal price difference of working with an Atlanta gun trust lawyer and do it right from the start.

Don’t Wait To Find Out How an Atlanta Georgia Gun Trust Can Protect Your Valuable Firearms For Your Enjoyment Now and For The Benefit of Your Family When You Are Gone.   

Schedule a FREE “Protect My Firearms” Planning Session With a GeorgiaFamilyLaw Gun Trust Lawyer at No-Charge.   Call 770.425.6060.

Trust attorney in Atlanta Asks, “Do You Need a Gun Trust?”

Trust attorney in Atlanta Asks, “Do You Need a Gun Trust?”

When it comes to wills and trust administration, it seems like we see it all here in Atlanta.  From pet trusts to special needs trusts, there are a variety of unique circumstances that need to be addressed in many people’s estate planning.  One such concern is that of a gun trust.

Wills in Georgia are created specifically to stipulate how one’s assets are to be distributed, and trusts do the same, while sometimes affording extra protection and benefits.  Those who collect guns for various reasons often have reason to add this type of protection to their estate plan.

One of the first reasons to consider a gun trust is because many firearms are particularly valuable.  Putting them into a trust can ensure that they are passed as heirlooms or investments for future generations.  The collector is able to set the trust up so that these valuable items are distributed according to his or her wishes.

Another concern is that there are restrictions that apply to certain guns.  Creating a gun trust can help to ensure that all applicable laws and regulations are followed regarding the administration of the trust and the firearms it contains.  Some legal questions need to be answered in regards to the suitability of passing certain types of weapons on to others, especially those that are more heavily regulated.

A gun trust is fairly flexible, as it is revocable.  While it can certainly be used as a tool during estate planning, many Atlanta area residents use it for a whole different reason.  Because certain types of guns are so heavily regulated, they cannot be transported or used without the owner present.  A gun trust allows for the owner to name trustees who are then permitted to engage in these activities legally.

Gun trusts have become fairly common, with gun dealers even providing them to customers.  In reality, though, it is one area where having a qualified wills and trusts lawyer involved is especially helpful.  Because of the regulations surrounding firearms and the fact that most of the trusts created with the provided forms are not specific to guns, many owners don’t even realize that they’re breaking laws, erroneously believing they have covered themselves adequately.

If you deal with guns on a regular basis, it is a good idea to consider creating a gun trust with your Atlanta estate planning attorney.  The outcome is better protection for you and your firearms both now and after you are deceased.

To learn more about creating a gun trust here in Atlanta, simply call our office at 770.425.6060 and ask to schedule a Georgia Family Treasures Planning Session. These sessions are normally $750, but you can come in free with the mention of this article.  However, these sessions are limited each month, so call today!