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Florida to Georgia inheritance

Discussion in 'Legal' started by BigWoolyBanjo, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. BigWoolyBanjo

    BigWoolyBanjo Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Hey I've got a question for a friend who's mom recently passed away. There are 2 handguns that are part of the estate & in Friend's control now. Friend lives in GA. Guns are in FL.

    Guns were not specifically willed to Friend but she is executress and is planning on bringing the guns back to GA.

    So, does Friend need to take the guns to a FFL in Florida to have them ship them to a FFL in Georgia? Or can Friend throw the guns in the trunk & drive them to GA, no questions asked?

    If Friend needs to involve FL and GA FFL's, then what should they expect to pay? Just trying to figure out if it's worth
    it or not.

    Thanks for any input or help.

  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Oct 22, 2007
    Central PA
    There is more than you probably want to know in this very recent thread on that exact question: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=535259

    Long and short of it is, unless the guns were willed directly to your friend, they will need to be divvied up via the standard laws governing inheritance. If in that process they pass to her, then she takes possession of them without involving an FFL, regardless of state of residence.

    If not, then they will have to be shipped (or taken by the rightful owner) to an FFL in her home state.

    The executor of the will has some pretty specific duties, usually, and may not be able to simply take which items he/she wants. The attorney handling the will should be able to explain that part of the process.
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