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Cristy J. Carbón-Gaul focuses her New Mexico practice on probate and estate planning. As an estate planning and probate lawyer, she helps her clients protect their assets and provide for the future through estate planning or business succession planning. To make an appointment to discuss your estate or business planning needs, contact Cristy by email at cristy@carbon-gaul.com or call 505.899.5696.

Estate Planning Services

Cristy helps her clients plan for their families by drafting estate planning documents such as:

  • Simple wills
  • Complex wills with testamentary trusts and special needs trusts
  • Durable General Power of Attorney
  • Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney with living will
  • Trusts
  • Transfer on Death Deeds
  • Limited Liability Company Organizational Documents


Cristy advises her clients on the creation of trusts. She provides clients with an analysis of the benefits and disadvantages of each type of trust. Some of the trusts she has helped clients establish include revocable trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, pot or pooling trusts, and charitable trusts.

Planning for your Children

Part of working with an estate planning lawyer is deciding who will take care of your children. Cristy can help you choose a guardian for your children. For example, you may wish to have different guardians for different children. You might want to have a different person serve as trustee for your children to make financial decisions. If you are divorced, you and the child’s other parent may not agree on the selection of a guardian. There are other issues that arise when choosing a guardian. Cristy will help you work though them.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Cristy represents families with obtaining guardianship for their developmentally disabled children when they turn 18. She also works with families who have family members who are incapacitated and need a guardian and conservator appointed by the Court.


As a probate lawyer, Cristy will assist with estate administration. This can involve valuing, selling, or distributing assets such as cash, real estate, or a business in accordance with the will. If there is no will, estates are administered according to New Mexico probate law. In the event of contested or multiple wills, Cristy can discuss your options, whether it be mediation and settlement negotiations or civil litigation.

To discuss your estate planning needs or to learn whether you need to go to court on a probate matter, contact Cristy J. Carbón-Gaul:

The Law Office of Cristy J. Carbón-Gaul
10143 4th St NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
Phone:  505.899.5696
Email:  cristy@carbon-gaul.com