Is That a Felony in Your Closet? A Discussion on Gun Trusts

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This program was recorded on December 12th, 2018

Guns are not like other property; the laws controlling their possession and conveyance are complex and contradictory and they represent an enormous potential for accidental felonies, both for trustees, beneficiaries, and their attorneys. Even though they may comprise a significant asset in the grantor’s estate, firearms should not be conveyed by traditional wills or trusts. And ignoring them may be malpractice. Drafting Firearm Trusts to address these hazards is a growing niche in Estate Planning practices.

This presentation provides an introduction and overview of Federal and State firearm laws as they relate to estate planning and probate practice, and provides guidance when dealing with this often overlooked area which is fraught with danger for the uninformed.



  • Ty Supancic
    Ty’s deep personal commitment to Consensual Dispute Resolution, his background in entertainment, and his non-traditional schooling provide great advantages to his clients. Law schools focus on adversarial, Win-Lose approaches which are antithetical to Consensual Dispute Resolution. By omitting the usual adversarial indoctrination from his schooling, Ty utilizes new solutions for conflict resolution, saving his clients time, money, and heartbreak.

    Ty is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, a popular and dynamic speaker on legal issues, and an expert in the area of Gun Trusts. Ty is a member of WealthCounsel, has studied entertainment law at UCLA, and completed Advanced Mediation Training with Kenneth Cloke, J.D., Ph.D. at The Center for Dispute Resolution.

    Ty's practice encompasses all aspects of Family Law, including premarital and post nuptial agreements, divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, adoption, and other family law matters. Ty also practices in all areas of estate planning including asset protection, wills and trusts, charitable planning, Gun Trusts, and healthcare planning documents. entertainment attorney.

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    1. Purpose of Firearm Trusts
    2. Firearm Family Transfer Basics
    3. Step-Parent Exclusion
    4. Parent/child, Grandparent/Grandchild, Husband/Wife only
    5. Community Property
    6. Firearms Paper and Fee
    7. Handgun Transfer to 18-20
    8. FSC
    9. Safe Handgun Roster Exemption
    10. Interstate Intrafamily Transfers
    11. Example of Transfer
    12. Infrequent
    13. What Cannot be Transferred