When planning an estate, many people do not think about including their guns. If you are a gun owner, however, you understand the importance of keeping your firearms safe, even in the event of your death. A gun trust is designed to ensure that your guns can be safely and legally transferred to your heirs after you die.
A key purpose of a gun trust is to protect your loved ones. If your heirs do not have experience with firearms, they may not know how to comply with state and federal laws about storing and transferring the guns. The trust protects your heirs from unintentionally committing a crime. Your guns can be transferred to them without going to probate, and they do not have to worry about the guns being confiscated or destroyed.
A gun trust also keeps your firearms safe for you and for your family’s future enjoyment. Not only can a gun trust include instructions on how to properly care for your firearms, but a gun trust can also keep your firearms out of the reach of creditors or a spouse in the event of a divorce.
Setting up a gun trust can be complicated. The trust must meet very specific requirements under both Nevada law and federal law in order to be enforceable. If you would like to establish a gun trust, you should contact an attorney who is experienced in this area of law.
At Cassady Law Offices, P.C., we understand how important your firearms are to you, both financially and sentimentally. For more than a decade, our attorneys have helped numerous clients protect their firearms through gun trusts. Our focus is on ensuring that you and your loved ones stay safe and legal.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you, please visit our wills and trusts webpage.