Estate Planning Requires Special Knowledge & Experience when Firearms Are Involved
The right to self-defense is a fundamental right preserved in our Constitution, both at the federal and state levels. Leaving a firearm to a loved one, however, is not nearly as simple as it should be. When you own firearms, estate planning is not a cookie cutter process. A proper estate plan with firearms will provide detailed instructions to your Successor Trustees and Personal Representatives on the proper methods to transfer firearms. This will not only ensure the person or people you want to get your firearms will get them, but it will also help ensure they do not inadvertently break the law.
The Law Office of Melissa M. Pearce is dedicated to helping its clients understand the legal nuances in leaving firearms to loved ones across the United States. We counsel our clients in selecting the right gun trust to accomplish the desired legacy planning, which includes leaving the firearms to the right family members. We counsel our clients on how to obtain a National Firearms Act (NFA) firearm without inadvertently creating an “accidental felon” out of their loved ones, and how to transfer those firearms upon death.
The Law Office of Melissa M. Pearce provides legal guidance in:
- Estate Planning
- Trust and Wills
- NFA Gun Trusts
- Complete Gun Trusts
Not only does Melissa advise our clients in developing the right gun trust, she has worked with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education to educate attorneys on how to properly draft a gun trust. Today, attorneys across the state still call Melissa and use her assistance on drafting gun trusts, and how to transfer firearms after a death.
If you are a firearm owner, it is absolutely critical that you have your estate plan in order, and that it contains specific instructions on what should be done with your guns should you die or become incapacitated. Let us help you to protect your family’s future security. Contact us to set up an initial consultation and discuss all your options when it comes to estate planning with firearms.