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“YOU CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT THE PAST BUT YOU CAN ENHANCE YOUR FUTURE BY PROTECTING YOURSELF TODAY” by Marie A. Corliss

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“Thank you very,very much for your assistance with my coop purchase.  Your work demonstrated the peak of professionalism!” – MC

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“Just wanted to let you know how happy we are to work with Alyssa. She is always keeping us in the loop of any progress made in our many matters together and always there when we need an answer right away. In my years of working in various nursing homes and other Medicaid settings, I can honestly tell you that Alyssa is one of the friendliest and knowledge people I have encountered, she is a pleasure to work with and an asset to your firm. Thank you both for all of your hard work and for always making miracles of our mutual client’s messes.” – DD

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“Marie, I can’t thank you enough for expediting this so quickly.” – M

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“Dear Marie, I just want to take this time to thank you for all your help with my mothers affairs.
Words  cannot express the gratitude that [my brother] and I have for you in all that you have done to make this as easy of a  transition for my family as possible. You will always be remembered to us as a truly hard working compassionate person with a heart of gold. Thanks again for all you have done for [our] family.”

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“We found it helpful to all meet together to give her [Marie Corliss] an idea of what Mom’s wishes
were and then we all discussed it with her& our financial advisor. Marie then
made sure that all the paper work for the will, advance directives, health care
proxy, power of attorney, house, assets were coordinated, on file, and iron
tight so no probate was involved for anything.  Mom found it really helped her peace of mind. It was done in advance and there were no problems with anything when things got to the end. I hope you will feel comfortable doing a similar thing to ensure that your wishes are known and
honored.”

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“Best thing  that ever happened was being referred to you…….”

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“I would highly recommend Marie knowing that any client coming into her practice would be well cared for by her intense knowledge of the law, her attention to every detail of their lives and her
overwhelming compassion.”

WHAT TO EXPECT :

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 where appropriate. We value highly our strong relationship with our clients. Compassionate assistance in Nursing Home admission, Home Care, Medicare Coverage and Medical Insurance Claims.

Legal Instruments

A client’s comprehensive plan may require the execution of a Last Will and Testament, a Living Trust, Advanced Directives (consisting of a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will). Our firm prepares customized instruments incorporating the latest advances in the law.

Planning for People with Disabilities

Our firm assists clients with disabilities and their family members in planning for long-term needs, including: Supplemental Needs Trust, government programs (Medicaid; SSI; SSDI) and advice for trustees of trusts for the benefit of the disabled.

Guardianship Services

Occasionally, individuals who have not engaged in advanced planning may requiring a guardian due to an inability to manage their personal or financial affairs. We represent both Incapacitated Persons and Petitioners seeing to have a guardian appointed to ensure that the emotional, medical, legal and financial needs of the incapacitated Person are met.

Giving Back to Our Community

Ours is socially conscious firm. Each year we provide hundreds of hours of free services to deserving clients. We strive to meet the needs of those with limited resources, as we all need to plan for the future.

We are proud of our firm’s history- of providing outstanding legal services with an empathetic and conscientious approach to the concerns of families and their loved ones.