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Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys Serving Albany, New York

Making legal plans for the future can be overwhelming. Whether you’re thinking about naming a guardian for your kids in your will or worried about your aging parents, Stephen Buckley can help you gain peace of mind about the road ahead. While you cannot predict what will happen in the future, you can get the necessary affairs in order. Reach out to Stephen to learn about your options and start seeking favorable solutions related to end-of-life care and planning. 

Everyone Needs an Estate Plan 

Quality estate planning attorneys do far more than simply make a to-do list for your property and possessions — they can guide you in creating a custom plan for your beneficiaries to follow so they can sustain your legacy for generations to come. Without an estate plan in place, settling your final affairs can be a huge challenge for your loved ones to shoulder after you pass. Regardless of your age or the size of your estate, filing an up-to-date estate plan is key to protecting your assets and helping you prepare for life’s uncertainties. 

Whether you're looking to update your will or learn about your other documentation options, it is crucial to consult an experienced estate planning attorney. We are committed to providing personalized legal guidance and advocacy to clients throughout Albany, New York, and the Greater Capital District. They are happy to assist you in a variety of estate planning matters, including wills, probate and trust administration, and estate litigation. Give them a call at their office in Menands, New York, today to set up a free consultation and discuss your needs. 

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Why Create an Estate Plan?

When you have your estate plan in order, both you and your beneficiaries reap the benefits. A detailed and comprehensive estate plan can help you: 

  • Legally protect your assets 

  • Secure your wishes for your loved ones 

  • Spare your heirs the expensive and time-consuming probate process 

  • Reduce estate and gift taxes for your beneficiaries 

  • Prevent any conflict over asset distribution 

  • Determine who you’d want to watch over your children in the case of your untimely death 

  • Avoid conservatorship (in the event of incapacitation) and name a guardian 

Elder Law vs. Estate Planning 

Both elder law and estate planning involve making long-term plans. However, elder law matters revolve more around the future care of you or a loved one, while estate planning focuses on the future of your possessions and your beneficiaries. Stephen Buckley delivers comprehensive representation in both areas. Through their estate planning practice, its attorneys can help you with the following matters: 

  • Drafting a detailed and custom estate plan 

  • Reviewing and revising your will 

  • Navigating guardianship proceedings and estate administration 

  • Representing you in a will contest 

  • Creating a nursing home resident trust fund 


Guardianship can be described as the process where a person seeks an appointment through the court to be another's legal representative in the event of incapacitation.  

It is an especially important long-term planning tool because it protects children and adults who are unable to care for or make decisions for themselves. Rely on elder law and estate planning attorneys to help you and your loved ones navigate the guardianship process. They can help you name a guardian for your children in your will, petition for guardianship if your parents are incapacitated, and explore other guardianship options that are available for you.  

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Gain a sense of peace about the future with the help of friendly and experienced attorneys. Find the client-first service you deserve when you team up with the Law Office of Lynne A. Papazian.

From her family law and general practice firm in Menands, New York, Lynne and her legal team work with clients throughout Albany and the nearby communities. Get started today with a free initial consultation.