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Marie Corliss Esq.

Corliss Law Group, P.C.

Marie Corliss Esq.

Corliss Law Group, P.C.

Marie Corliss Esq.

Corliss Law Group, P.C.

Marie A. Corliss, Esq., received her bachelors in philosophy at Fordham University in 1982. She then went on to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 1985. While at Cardozo, she was the International Law Review Articles Editor, and a member of the Regional Champion Moot Court Team. Upon graduation, Marie was admitted to the practice of law in New York State and began working as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorneys Office. There, she was selected by the Appeals Bureau to draft legal briefs and argue cases before the NY State Appellate Division, First Department. Later, she took advantage of the great opportunity to gain intensive trial experience, prosecuting perpetrators of special victims (children and elderly), burglaries and robberies. While raising her family, Ms. Corliss worked part-time as counsel to nursing homes. She became an attorney with Vincent Russo and Associates before moving on to Covey, Roberts, Corliss, and Carmody-Roberts in Katonah, NY, where she became a partner focusing exclusively in the area of Elder Law. In 2011, Marie Corliss established the Corliss Law Group, with offices in Katonah, Cortlandt Manor and in Manhattan, New York. The Corliss Law Group is entirely devoted to the fields of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Individualized, personalized attention to each clients' unique needs and goals are of paramont importance to Ms. Corliss. Special accommodations are made to ensure that each person who contacts the Corliss Law Group has access to the information they need, including a complimentary pocket size Health Care Proxy. The office offers services in these areas exclusively: Medicare & Medicaid: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives; Special Needs Planning; Guardianship;Probate; Nursing Home Admissions and Issues Marie A. Corliss is an active member of: Elder Counsel- A Premiere Association of Elder Law Professionals; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Elder Law Section of the NY State Bar; Elder Law Section of the Westchester Bar Association; Trust and Estates Section of the NYS Bar Association; Putnam County Estate Planning Council.

Firm Description

ELDER LAW BOUTIQUE FIRM DEDICATED TO  ESTATE PLANNING; MEDICAID; MEDICARE; NURSING HOME ISSUES; WILLS; TRUSTS; ADVANCED DIRECTIVES; VETERANS BENEFITS; GUARDIANSHIP & PROBATE

Our firm is different than most. We not only greatly appreciate being selected as your attorney but our appreciation is felt with the care, attention and quality of services we provide, while maintaining affordable fees.  We provide complimentary initial consultations and never turn away a deserving client away for inability to pay.  

We focus our practice on and have many years of experience in the fields of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship and Probate.  We have four highly qualified attorneys on staff, three paralegal in addition to other staff.  We deliver legal services with an empathic and conscientious approach to the concerns of families and their loved ones.

Estate, Tax and Medicaid Planning:  We begin with an estate, tax and long-term health care planning evaluation. This evaluation results in a comprehensive step-by-step plan which best meets the financial and health care needs of our clients. Medicaid and Medicare advocacy is provided as well.  We value our strong relationship with our clients. We are compassionate in our assistance with Nursing Home admissions, Home Care, Medicare Coverage and Medical Insurance Claims.

Legal Instruments: A comprehensive estate plan might include the execution of a Last Will and Testament, a Living Trust and Advanced Directives. We prepare customized instruments, incorporating the latest advances in the law.

We also establish estate plans for clients with disabilities and work with their family members in providing for their long-term needs, including: Supplemental Needs Trust, government benefits  (Medicaid; SSI; SSDI) and advise trustees regarding their duties and obligations under the Supplemental Needs Trust Agreement for the benefit of the disabled. Individuals who have not engaged in advanced planning may requiring a Guardian due to an inability to manage their personal or financial affairs. 

Hours

Day From To
Sunday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Monday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM 6:30 PM

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Main Office

359 E. Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

135 Katonah Avenue
Katonah , NY 10536

26 Pumphouse Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

245 E. 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128

96 Parkway West
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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