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Posted: 4/29/2011 11:35:52 PM EDT
Anyone ever use it? Thoughts?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:40:13 PM EDT
I have heard of folks using "quicken' with good results. I personally went the lawyer route, something about having a signature with "esq" after it made me feel better. YMMV

ETA.. big cost difference too
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 12:26:07 AM EDT
I've read more complaints about lawyers screwing up a trust that Quicken.  I don't have any experience either way, thats just what I've read.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 12:32:02 AM EDT
I'd go the lawyer route with one that has a history with NFA and trusts.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:15:20 AM EDT
Quoted:
I'd go the lawyer route with one that has a history with NFA and trusts.



Exactly  ^

The guy I used has a bunch of class III goodies and came highly recommended.  Do your home work before deciding what route to take.

The argument of " lawyer vs. software"  will go on forever.  Its personal preference as far I`m concerned.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:33:58 AM EDT
Like others said...go with a lawyer.

A trust generated by Quicken will work if you never plan on actually using it for it's other benefits (for when you die, etc). As a purely temporary placeholder for NFA stuff that you'll eventually dissolve, it's fine.

If, however, you want to actually use the trust as a way to provide for your beneficiaries after your death...accidental or otherwise...go with a real lawyer-drawn up trust, preferrably by someone who's actually done one before. If you go with the Quicken Willmaker way, and if you should happen to die, there's a legal minefield that you've just dropped your beneficiaries into (and anyone else associated with the trust). Things like "did the assets in the trust appreciate since original purchase (like, say, a machine gun)?" and other fun things like that. Quicken doesn't handle that, but a real NFA trust should.

But, I guess it all really depends on what you plan on doing with it.

I wound up going with a simple sheriff's signoff, mostly because it was cheaper and he was happy to do so.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:07:26 AM EDT
Quoted:
Quoted:
I'd go the lawyer route with one that has a history with NFA and trusts.



Exactly  ^

The guy I used has a bunch of class III goodies and came highly recommended.  Do your home work before deciding what route to take.

The argument of " lawyer vs. software"  will go on forever.  Its personal preference as far I`m concerned.



Who did you use and what did it cost you? I spoke to a firm Jacksonville that does them. But, they wanted $600.00. I didnt it was too much, wouldn't mind spending less. I'm in FL as well.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:33:49 AM EDT
Go with a lawyer.  It shouldn't cost you much, you are more likely to get it right the first time, and it there is a problem you can sue him for malpractice after ATFE comes in and rapes your dog.  On an email list for lawyers some of them were recently reviewing a trademark application done via Legalzoom and it was chock full of errors. If they can screw that up I wouldn't trust them with a trust.



Check out David Goldman's guntrustlawyer.com for attorneys who practice in this area, or my site, The Shooters' Bar, for pro-gun attorneys in general.  (I think David Goldman is an Arfcommer but I'm not sure.)
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