Just Jenny Wrote:
> Saw this thread and it seems like a good place to
> ask this. My BIL passed away suddenly two years
> ago. My sister, his widow, has understandably had
> a hard time dealing with it. The will has been
> through probate and everything is legally hers. He
> left her quite comfortable for life. He collected
> guns and had a large safe in the basement. She
> ignored it for a year, along with most of
> everything else. She found the combination and
> between us we opened it up. Inside were a bunch of
> guns and I saw at the bottom one of what looked
> like the equipment cases we use at work with two
> padlocks and a label that said "supressors". She
> just said she didn't want to deal with any of it
> and locked everything back up and threw a sheet
> over it. And she probably will ignore it forever.
> Her lawyer is an idiot but she's sold on him and
> his advice. Leave it alone for years (maybe
> decades) until she someday passes?
Depending on what is there, she stands to make some decent money. Problem is, trying to sell it all will be a chore, and most people who will want to "help" will most likely take advantage of the fact she doesn't know what she has. If she has close friends or family that know firearms, and she trusts them, ask for their help. Otherwise research Estate dealers that work with firearms. They will of course want a fee and commission, but they know the laws and the business. Take care.
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