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Family Law - let us provide objective guidance

Divorce and Family Law Divorce is one of the most stressful events in the lives of many people. The emotional effect on children can be traumatic, resulting in difficulties in school and sleep disturbance. During this time of emotional turmoil, critical decisions regarding property division, child support and custody must be made that will have an impact for years to come. An experienced divorce attorney can provide the objective guidance necessary to navigate through this difficult time.

Skilled Camden County Divorce Lawyers For level-headed legal representation from a skilled Camden County divorce lawyer, contact us at the law firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch, P.C., in Camdenton, Missouri. We represent clients with a full range of divorce and family law matters, such as: divorcechild supportchild custody and visitationproperty settlementsadoptionspaternityjuvenile lawprenuptial and post nuptial agreements Because we understand that the issues of each divorce a…

Meet our Attorneys - Charles E. McElyea

Meet Charles McElyea I have practiced law in the Lake of the Ozarks area since November of 1971. I joined the law firm of Phillips and Parrish after being discharged from the United States Army as a First Lieutenant. I am now the senior member of the five member law firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch, P.C.
Since November of 1971, I have been engaged in the general practice of law, handling cases in state courts and representing clients in a variety of civil matters. My practice areas include representation in real estate matters and disputes, municipal and county government issues, estate planning and probate administration, domestic relations, business organizations, condominium and homeowner associations, and personal injury. I am also involved in alternative dispute resolution as a mediator and an arbitrator.
I graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing.…

Estate Planning - The knowledge and experience to help you make your wishes known

Let us help you put your affairs in order  For many people, it may be unpleasant to think of what will happen after they die or if they become mentally or physically incapacitated. For this reason, they may find it easy to put more immediate concerns ahead of estate planning. There can be negative consequences to not having a valid estate plan. Your estate may be subject to higher taxes. Disputes may arise among heirs. Property becomes subject to division based on the interstate laws of the state of Missouri, not the wishes of the decedent.

Knowledgeable Missouri Estate Planning Lawyers
At Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch, P.C., our Missouri estate planning lawyers and probate administration attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you avoid these problems. We encourage our clients to let their wishes be known for the division of property and potential health care decisions. We do this by drafting documents, such as the following:

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Meet our Attorneys - David Welch

Meet David Welch I was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1953. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and obtained my BA in Political Science in 1975 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1978 and associated with my present firm upon graduation. While in law school, I met and married my wife.  She received her teaching degree from Missouri and taught kindergarten in the Camdenton schools for twenty-one years.  We have two daughters, one lawyer and one elementary school teacher, who are also graduates of the University of Missouri.  We also have four grandsons under the age of three.

I am an active member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church parish in Camdenton. I have served on the board of the local subsidized housing project for more than 15 years. My interests include golf and Mizzou Tiger sports. In addition to the Missouri Bar, I am a member of the Camden County and 26th Judicial Circuit Be…