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Gun inheritance question.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by kmw1954, Aug 16, 2019.

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  1. kmw1954

    kmw1954 Member

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    The situation is this, I have an elder brother that is not doing well and I have been designated as his executor of the estate as he has no wife or children. He owns several pistols which are listed in his Will to me.

    The question is with the change of possession either after his passing through an inheritance or change of possession should he become infirmed to a care facility.

    We are in separate states, He is in Illinois and I am in Wisconsin. What is the law when an inheritance is involved. What would be needed to be done if he were incapacitated?
     
  2. Frank Ettin

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    First, in general a person who is named in a will as executor has no authority to deal with the testator’s property until (1) the testator has died; (2) the will has been filed in the proper court for probate; and (3) the court has issued letters testamentary confirming the executor’s authority.

    In the case of someone becoming incapacitated there are other strategies by which a trusted friend or family member could be able to protect an impaired person’s interests — a durable power of attorney, a trust, a conservatorship — for three examples.

    But the OP will,really need to get a lawyer to set thing up properly. The situation presents a few possibly tricky issues. These sorts of complex, significant, personal legal matters are beyond what we can reasonably deal with here.
     
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