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This attorney's firm was hired for expertise in Special Needs law. Neither she nor her assistant would answer questions in a straightforward manner, such as rates for additional work, nor was the work on the case done in a timely manner. The relationship with the Lacey firm was terminated; a request for the client file went unanswered.
My husband and I went to see Ms. Lacey with some very specific questions regarding my mother's affairs. She was thorough in answering our questions, addressed issues that may arise in the future,and educated us about the eligibility requirements of Medicare and Medicaid. We walked out of our meeting with a task list, and good, solid advice. She was so helpful and we will not hesitate to call upon her again!
Over the past five years, Ruthann Lacey has drafted my Will and Powers of Attorney, has helped me sell my real estate in another state, and has walked with me through the probate of my husband's Will. I relied on her heavily after my husband's death, and don't know how I would have gotten through the maze of legal and financial issues that needed to be addressed then if not for Ruthann's assistance. She has shown herself always to be professional, yet approachable and compassionate.
Consulted her for a common elder & special needs issue. She advised a complete revision of existing estate documents. Flat fee included only boilerplate documents completed by paralegal. Additional fees of $165/hr were charged for all related client consultation necessary to clarify, review, and complete documents, including internal staff conversations of the paralegal and attorney!! Even necessary and routine postage and copies were additional charges!! Legal needs could have been met much more simply. Services failed to respond to individual situation, requests or needs. May be knowledgeable of the law, but staff showed poor understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional, familial, & other issues common to the elderly.
Save your money & consult instead with a well-informed family attorney.