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Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by 40Arpent, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    So you have a lawyer draw up a trust, and you sign it and have it notarized. Is the document then filed with some legal or government entity, to formally establish the trust? What process makes it "official" is what i'm trying to get at.
     


  2. HallisChalmers

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    Once the signatures are notarized, it's an official document. You don't have to record the doc with the county or state - or any other entity if that's what you are asking.
     
  3. Charlie

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    The only advantage to recording it in a courthouse, etc. is that if the trustees all pass quickly (as in a plane crash, etc.) and the trust is not found (as in a house fire. etc.), it can be found in the courthouse for disbursement of whatever is in the trust. I'm not an attorney, but this sums up what my attorney told me.

    But.............but.............you should really, really, get your information from a trust attorney, not the internet. There are several members that are attorneys.
     
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  4. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    That is what i was asking. Thanks.
     
  5. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Thanks Charlie, i'm sure Sean will be along shortly, but in the meantime, how does one go about "recording it in a courthouse?"
     
  6. HallisChalmers

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    Ck with the county clerk. But ask a lawyer first. I am not a lawyer - but I stayed at a Holiday Inn once...

    Harris County Clerk's Office

    Services Provided by the Harris County Clerk’s Office

    • Records documents related to real property transactions
    • Maintains an index and issues copies of all recorded documents
    • Maintains and issues copies of birth, death and marriage licenses
    • Issues marriage licenses
    • Files Assumed Name Certificates
    • Administers County and State Elections

    Stan Stanart
    County Clerk, Harris County, Texas
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Go to the court house clerk's office and some probably really nice person will help you. Pay'em something (mine was $10), they make a copy for their files, stamp it, and you're on your way!
     
  8. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Thanks fellas, much appreciated
     
  9. Tejano Scott

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    Wait for Sean, there is some info in this thread that is not correct.
     
  10. London

    London The advocate's Devil. TGT Supporter

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    The administration building of your local school is usually closer than any courthouse and will notarize documents for free. I used mine for immunization exemptions for school.
     


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