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Thread: Transferring firearms after my dirt nap

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    Transferring firearms after my dirt nap

    Wifey asked me if she will be able to sell my firearms if I was to kick off.

    I need a will

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    Not sure about NJ, but in Florida they belong to the wife as much as me. When I kick the bucket, she owns everything..Now if both of us die , it could get murkey.

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    You can probably use a https://eforms.com/wills/new-jersey-...ment-template/ form, but a simple will should cost in the $200. neighborhood and it will allow specific gifts, donations, declarations and retaliatory comments.
    Your state bar association can recommend a short list of lawyers in your area.

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    Thanks for the quick replies

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    Give away now while your still alive to enjoy it. Family, friends, not all but maybe 1/3 to half.

    Set them up right with dies, molds, ammo, etc.

    There is a joy to finding new guns, but an even greater one that comes with giving.

    Go visit, and give while you are still alive to enjoy it.

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    These situations require an understanding of the situation as well as the law. You could spend a small fortune making sure that she is legally able to do so, but if she is your only wife (no ex), the children aren’t likely to fight over things, there are no significant creditors, and the estate is worth less than the exemption then nobody is going to care and she’ll just act as if she has owned them all along. Get a template for a will from the internet, make sure it is for your state, and you’re probably good.

    If you have $500k in firearms, a new wife that’s 30 years younger than the old model, and children that are unhappy about how you dumped mom, well then you need a lawyer...a good lawyer.

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    So, you write down who gets what, with descriptions and serial numbers and I'm assuming this gets filed with the County Recorder's Office. I've never thought about this kind of gun registration before.
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms *shall not be infringed*.

    "The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."
    - Thomas Jefferson

    "While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny."
    - Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

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    The only thing that will have any bearing after you're pushing up daisies, is if you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Nothing else will matter after that.

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    Best thing is a living trust. You can generate it while alive, amend it easily anytime because you are the trustee, and it lays out exactly what goes to whom. You still need a will. The trust is an extension with much greater security. Wills many times still end up in probate and most of your stuff will go to the government and lawyers. A will can easily be contested and broken. Not so much with a living trust.

    You can get a will and trust from legalzoom.com for a reasonable price. My son just did one of theirs and I compared it to my $5K trust and it was relatively close.

    bangerjim

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    seriously - i know this will sound frivolous and unthinkable, and totally not doable, but the best thing to do is leave jersey as soon as possible so you can live far freer and/or dirt nap in a state that truly has it's citizens at heart and not money or power or corruption or left wing socialist "progressive" agendas. the new and insane nj gun laws murphy just enacted are the tip of the iceberg for what's to come. this ship is going down. the wife and are making real plans for leaving asap ...

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