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Cori A. Robinson PLLC, a Compassionate and Committed Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice

(Courtesy of Cori A. Robinson PLLC) Founded in 2017, Cori A. Robinson PLLC focuses on trusts and estates and elder law in New York and New Jersey. Cori A. Robinson, Esq., a Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law graduate, has practiced law for more than 16 years. She and the firm are committed to providing outstanding legal services to clients throughout New Jersey, the five boroughs and surrounding counties.

The firm’s clients receive personalized and compassionate legal services, often from the comfort of their own home. Whenever possible, in order to accommodate busy schedules, Robinson meets with clients in their residences or virtually. Evening and weekend appointments are not uncommon. The firm’s practice includes estate planning, such as the execution of last wills and testaments, trusts, powers of attorney and health care proxies. Robinson aims to make the process of writing a will or trust as stress free as possible for her clients, who sometimes are hesitant to think about their own mortality.

Robinson strongly believes that all individuals, regardless of wealth, marital status and family structure, need to engage in estate planning. As such she aims to make the process as straightforward as possible. She explained, “Writing a last will and testament, a trust or even a power of attorney should not be an exercise just for the rich. If you have any amount of money or property, it is imperative that you make a plan for the disposition of your assets upon your death.” She further stressed that parents have a particular need to designate guardians for their children in the event of one’s death during their minority.

The firm’s practical approach to estate planning extends to services it provides to families upon the loss of loved ones, by assisting with the probate and administration process in Surrogate’s Court. Robinson often starts working with families at the time of death, guiding them through the estate administration process, always addressing their concerns with sensitivity and compassion. Robinson noted, “Some of my most complicated estate administrations involve individuals who die intestate (without a will) and we need to locate next-of-kin and the whereabouts of assets. All of this is done while the family is still in mourning, managing multiple issues while emotions run high.”

Often estates face litigation among relatives. The firm zealously represents clients in accounting, will contest, right of election and other proceedings in surrogate, supreme, federal and appellate courts. Robinson explains that estate litigation can be challenging because it is emotionally charged, noting “often my clients are still mourning significant losses, while addressing court matters with relatives, and this can be overwhelming.” The firm approaches litigation as it does its other practices, with personalized and compassionate advocacy.

A significant component of Robinson’s practice is elder law, including Medicaid planning. Robinson devotes significant time to her guardianship practice for the incapacitated under New York’s Mental Hygiene Law. She is frequently selected by judges to serve as guardian, court evaluator, and counsel to the “alleged incapacitated person” in addition to serving as a guardian ad litem in Surrogate’s Court proceedings.

Trusts and estates and elder law are fields of law that require not only diligence and insight, but compassion and an ability to work with people, many of whom are in the middle of experiencing loss. Acutely aware of this balance, Cori A. Robinson PLLC is devoted to providing its clients with ardent advocacy, all the while remaining sensitive to the emotional complexities that abound in this practice of law.

For more information, visit https://www.robinsonestatelaw.com/

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