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Calling All Parents: Prepare Your Estate Plan ASAP

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Hello to all of the parents out there! We can understand that throughout the busy life that is the world of parenting, making an estate plan is probably the furthest thing from your mind, but it should be a top priority. Here's why, if something tragic were to happen to you and your spouse or co-parent without a will, then you won't have it say in who cares for your minor child after you are gone. You can't depend on the law to carry out your wishes. Our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few estate planning tips. To get your estate plan drawn up as soon as possible by a professional, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation.



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Life insurance can give you peace of mind knowing your family will be financially ok if you pass away unexpectedly. It can cover your funeral expenses, leftover college debt, unpaid mortgages, etc. If you pass away unexpectedly, life insuran…

The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks

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There are several events happening in February at the Lake of the Ozarks, but today our Camden County DWI lawyers want to tell you about one, in particular, the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. Each year this is a great event for the community as is draws so many people out to local businesses. As a local business, we can appreciate this. As you will learn in our blog, there are options available to where you can stay in a hotel and ride a bus back, but for those of you who are locals and may choose not to do that, we can not stress enough, ALWAYS designate a sober driver. Driving drunk simply isn't worth the consequences. If you are ever in a situation where you do need a DWI lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231. Keep reading to learn more about the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks.


The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks
Source: http://lakepubcrawl.com/

Event Details:

DATE: Saturday - February 16, 2019
TIME…

Legal Tips to Be Aware of When Entering Into a Marriage

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Congratulations! It is 2019 and this is the year you are getting married. Among all of the wedding planning, you probably haven't had time to think about the legal side of getting married. While it is not the most glamorous side, it is worth taking a look into. For example, has your fiance brought up the notion of signing a prenuptial agreement (prenup)? It is best to know what all comes with a prenuptial agreement and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing to sign one. Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few legal tips to be aware of when entering into a marriage. If you find yourself need a prenuptial agreement drawn up, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welchtoday for your free consultation at 573-346-7231.

Legal Tips to Be Aware of When Entering Into a Marriage
Do You Plan to Legally Change Your Name After You Get Married?
If you plan to change your legal name after marriage, here is what you need to do. According to the Missouri Department…

How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court

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There's nothing worse than having to spend the holidays without your kids due to how your custody plan works. Fighting for custody of your children could be one of the hardest, most emotional things you may do in life, but there are things you can do to show the court that you are a strong parent and that it is in your child's best interest that you have custody of them. During times like this, it is good to have an objective voice of reason on your side, which is why you should contact an experienced child custody lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are going through this type of situation. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here for you and we are just a call away for a free consultation. We can be reached at 573-346-7231. Keep reading for a few tips that can help you present yourself as a strong parent to the court.


How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court
Arm yourself with knowledge.

If you are going through a tough divorce and fighting for custod…

Kick Off 2019 the Right Way!

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2019 will be here soon! While partying and sipping on alcoholic beverages may be in your future New Year celebratory plans, we can not stress enough - do not drink and drive this New Year or at any other time. The consequences are way too severe and it simply isn't worth it. Our DWI lawyers a the Lake of the Ozarks can tell you it is always best to designate a sober driver. That being said, we'd like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and we hope everyone has fun at their New Year celebrations.  Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to present you with a few New Year event options at the Lake of the Ozarks to kick off 2019 at.



Source: www.funlake.com

New Year’s Eve at The Lodge of Four Seasons
Dec 31, 2018
HK's at The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark Missouri 65049
Phone: 800-843-5253
Website: http://www.4seasonsresort.com

At this New Year's event, you will find:

Wine pairingsA spectacular menuMusic
 and even more festivities. Please note: advance…

How Will Your Upcoming Life Changes Affect Your Estate Plan?

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2019 may be a big year for you! Perhaps you are having your first child? Maybe you are getting married? Maybe you are a buying your very first house or maybe you are finally starting your own business? Whatever your new life change may be, congratulations on this big step! While many people may not think about this at the time, each one of these changes can affect your will or estate plan and it's important that you consult with your estate planning lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch, we encourage our clients to let their wishes be known. Keep reading to learn how different life changes can affect your estate plan or will.

How Will Your Upcoming Life Changes Affect Your Estate Plan
Having a New Baby
Once you had a child, it becomes even more important that you have a will or trust. You should name a guardian for your children and list them in your will. A guardian is a person who would care for your children if you unexpectedly passed away …

You May Qualify for Alimony If...

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Divorce, as you can imagine, can be one of the hardest things anyone can go through in life. It's not like this is something people plan for, it just happens. If you do find yourself in this tough situation, always get advice from an experienced divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks. You don't want to make a hasty decision while you are in an emotional state. In some Missouri divorces, alimony comes into play. Alimony or spousal support is the financial support the court has ordered a spouse to pay a former spouse after divorce or separation. Keep reading to learn when alimony may be court ordered.


You May Qualify for Alimony If... The court looks at a number of things before declaring alimony to someone.
Factors That Can Determine Alimony
The physical condition of the spouse requesting alimony, along with;The ageThe emotional conditionThe debts and assets of both spousesThe behavior of both spouses during the marriageHow long the marriage wasThe financial situation of the…