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Albany Estate Planning Lawyers

New York Wills and Trusts Attorneys

Creating a comprehensive estate plan may seem like a time consuming and stressful task, but it can save your family a lot of time and money down the road. It can also provide you with important safeguards to protect your own health and finances when you are no longer able to make such decisions.

At the law offices of Maxwell & Van Ryn, LLP, our Albany estate planning attorneys can help you explore your full range of options and come up with a plan tailored to your needs. With extensive family law, business law and real estate practices as well, we can provide you with the integrated legal services needed for the most complex estate planning concerns.

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services

There are a number of tools at your disposal when you begin the estate planning process. As your lawyers, it is our job to make sure you fully explore your options in order to come up with a plan tailored to your needs. We are able to meet the needs of most families and businesses by using the following estate planning documents:

  • Last will and testament: A legal will provides your family with the information they need to divide your estate according to your wishes. They will not need to guess or debate your intentions. This document will tell them what they need to know. Parents of young children can designate guardians for their children just in case they are needed.
  • Health care proxy or living will: Does your physician know how you want to be treated if you are unable to make your own health care decisions? Is your family aware of your wishes? You can save them the anxiety of making difficult decisions at a time of extreme stress by making your wishes known today.
  • Power of attorney: What if you are too sick to manage your finances or the details of daily living? Powers of attorney can pass those responsibilities to people you trust if and when necessary. They can also help avoid the need for a guardianship.
  • Trusts: If you have beneficiaries with special concerns or enough assets that you have serious tax consequences, a trust can provide you with a solution more finely tuned to your needs. A supplemental needs trust could help your family care for the needs of a disabled or vulnerable relative.

With our extensive business law practice, we are very aware of the estate planning interests of business owners and other licensed professionals. We know the estate planning tools that best facilitate business management succession, and we can help you come up with the right plan.

Contact Us Today

Whatever concerns you have for your family and business, there are estate planning solutions available. From our offices in Delmar, we are ready to answer your questions and guide you through the process. Call 518-478-6634 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation with absolutely no obligation.