Guardianship, Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Albany & Saratoga Springs Guardianship, Estate Planning and Estate Administration Attorneys


If a loved one or friend is faced with a mental or physical challenge that makes it difficult or impossible for him or her to adequately care for his or her personal or financial needs, a guardianship is an effective tool offering much needed protection. Life is full of unexpected challenges, and when someone can no longer meet their personal and financial needs, a guardianship proceeding under Article 81 may be appropriate. This firm’s guardianship attorney is Christine M. Carsky. Ms. Carsky enjoys a respected reputation for representing individuals needing guardianship and individuals seeking to have a guardian appointed over a loved one or friend. Protection of the individual is always the focus, and Ms. Carsky’s decades of experience in this area have proven invaluable to her clients. Contact Ms. Carsky at 518-581-3200 ext. 305 or to discuss how she can assist you or a loved one.

Estate Planning

The importance of a well-thought out estate plan cannot be overstated. The estate planning attorneys at DeGraff, Foy & Kunz, LLP approach your estate planning needs with the goal of maximizing the benefits of your assets for you and your family. We work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to efficiently and effectively maximize tax savings. Estate planning is not limited to a Last Will and Testament. We evaluate your unique situation and work with you to accomplish planning goals, such as avoiding probate, Medicare planning, trust formation and long-term care needs. Your estate plan will always include essential documents such as a power of attorney, health care proxy and living will. Estate planning can be difficult to discuss, but it is critical to protect your assets and provide for your family after your death.

Estate Administration

The death of a loved one is an emotional and complex time. This firm’s estate administration attorneys are experienced in efficiently guiding you through the probate process, termination of a trust or distribution of assets to surviving beneficiaries. It is not unusual for disputes or claims to arise during this time and we are prepared to fight and advocate if a will contest is needed.

If you are ready to take the next step, call us at 518-581-3200 or email us at or today to find out how we can help you.