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10 Questions To Ask Your Divorce Lawyer

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Divorce can be an incredibly stressful time in anyone's life. Relationships must be reevaluated and redefined, and this process can take a heavy emotional toll on everyone involved. Property and assets must be divided, and if children are involved, decisions must be made regarding custody, visitation rights and times, and child support. During this challenging time, having a skilled divorce lawyer on your side can make all the difference.


If you are preparing for a divorce, it is important to take the time to find a lawyer who will work well for you. The law offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. want to help you navigate this process by giving you 10 questions to ask your divorce lawyer
What experience do you have with divorces? How many cases have you handled?Do you know my spouse and his/her attorney?Approximately how long do you think it will take to resolve my case?What experience do you have with negotiating child custody, visitation, and support?Who els…

Setting Up An LLC Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3!

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Are you an aspiring business owner? If you are considering starting your own business, this blog is designed for you! Owning your own business can be a lot of work, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Everyone at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. is committed to helping you achieve that dream. In this blog post, we are going to examine how an LLC is beneficial to your business and how to establish your business as an LLC.


Why an LLC?  Limited Liability Companies are one of several forms of business ownership. LLCs provide an advantage in that they can protect the individual owner(s) from personal liability. As the owner of a properly formed and operated LLC, you can be insulated from personal responsibility for business expenses or lawsuits. The LLC essentially creates a buffer between you and your business. If your business begins to struggle with debt, for example, your personal property or savings can be protected, provided you have properly for…

Great Family Events At The Lake This Weekend!

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The Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to spend quality time with your family year-round, but it is especially great in summer! As we head into the weekend, all of us at the Law Offices of Phillips, Carpenter, McElyea, & Welch, P.C. wanted to give you an overview of some of the great family friendly events at the Lake of the Ozarks!
Lake Race 2014This weekend marks the second annual Lake Race Powerboat Invitational! The Bagnell Dam Strip will close to regular traffic on Friday morning, so you and your family can watch as the incredible powerboats from the deck of Bagnell Dam. 

Friday: 
Head out to the Lake Race Street Party on the Bagnell Dam Strip at 6:00pm, where you and your family can meet and greet the drivers! Beavers at the Dam will have live music from 8:00pm-midnight.

Saturday: 
Head out to Beavers on the Dam early to see the crane lower the magnificent boats into the water at 9:00am. The official race will begin at noon, right after the opening ceremonies, and should las…