Ruthann P. Lacey Law firm
Tucker, GA 30084
A message from Ruthann Lacey
Why do you support FODAC?
Working to help individuals and their families as they face the daily challenges presented to them by any disability can be both rewarding and challenging. It is rewarding because at the end of the day you know that you have helped empower individuals with the information and connections provided to them. It is challenging because resources are limited and time constraints exist in most cases. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps make my task easier by being there to provide durable medical equipment and other much needed help to those I counsel. In addition, FODAC can help with home modifications, medical supplies for individuals, vehicle adaptations through Operation ReMount, and obtaining necessary assistive technology and equipment to families in need. Our firm also looks forward to both sponsoring and participating in the fund raising events held throughout the year because we are happy to be a part of the FODAC team during these events!
What Ruthann Lacey does for the community?
At the Law Office of Ruthann P. Lacey, PC, Special Needs and Elder Law is all we do. We invest many hours every year researching and writing papers on special needs topics for publication and for presentation to attorney continuing education programs; participating in organized discussions with other professionals regarding legal planning strategies; reading professional and disability-focused journals; attending relevant continuing education programs in Georgia and elsewhere; speaking and lecturing at local events; and sponsoring and attending events throughout Georgia for the benefit of people of all ages who have special needs.
We are committed to providing exceptional legal services to individuals with disabilities and their families, educating them regarding their legal planning options, and advocating on their behalf.
Tell us about the services that Ruthann Lacey offers:
The services we provide include the following:
- Assessing how to optimize current or future public benefits to enhance the quality of life of the individual with special needs
- Developing an estate planning strategy that balances the interests of the special needs individual with those of other family members
- Planning for inheritance or the receipt of proceeds from litigation
- Protecting public benefits eligibility to ensure that assets will be available to enhance the quality of life of the person with a disability
- Preparing the Special Needs Trust, tailored to the individual’s circumstances
- Applying for Medicaid, SSI, Katie Beckett Waiver, and other public benefits as appropriate, and appealing the improper denial of SSI or Medicaid benefits
- Counseling with regard to the selection of a qualified Trustee to administer the Special Needs Trust
- Instructing the Trustee to properly administer the Special Needs Trust, and coaching the Trustee on distribution standards and decisions
- Counseling on Guardianship and Conservatorship issues, and alternatives, and seeking Guardianship and Conservatorship as necessary
- Serving as Fiduciary for 20 years – Trustee, Executor, Guardian, Conservator, Agent under Power of Attorney, Representative Payee
- Providing peace of mind through the knowledge that complete and appropriate planning has been accomplished