Showing posts from October, 2014

Spooktacular Family Events This Weekend

Halloween is only two days away, and all those nights spent working on terrifying or glamorous costumes are about to pay off. Our community's kiddos are ready for another fun, spooky night of costumes and candy - and so are the best lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks! As you plan your Halloween activities, here are some great family-friendly events to keep in mind.

Walk on the Rocks Trick-Or-Treat Your little ones will have a blast trick-or-treating through a maze that has been set up in the Hy-Vee parking lot. Admission is $2.00 per child, and all of the money raised will benefit the Dream Factory (an organization that grants dreams to children who are critically ill). The maze will be open on October 31st from 4:00-7:00 PM. Have some great Halloween fun while supporting a great cause!
Tunnel Dam Gardens' Haunted Maze & Hayride Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat is hosting their annual haunted hayride on October 31st and November 1st from 7:00-11:00 PM. Admission is $5 per…

What IS a Real Estate Attorney, Anyway?

Maybe you're beginning the process of buying your first home. Maybe you're an experienced business owner who is moving your business to a new location. Or maybe, you're looking to purchase a plot of land to serve as the perfect foundation for your next big dream. No matter your situation, one thing is for sure: you're going to need an experienced real estate attorney to help you!

Many people are unfamiliar with real estate/property law, but it encompasses a wide range of legal issues. As the best real estate lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you with all of your real estate and property needs, including:
Buying propertySelling propertyDeveloping propertyBoundary line disputesRental property issuesZoning lawsAccess and easement issuesAnd more!
All of us at the law offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. have several years of experience in handling these and many more real estate problems and title issues.

If you're interested in learning …

What Does THAT Mean?

"Evidence may be supplied in the form of an affidavit."

"As lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks, it is our job to assist litigants."

"Due to mitigating circumstances, the defendant was found not guilty."

Lawyers tend to use lots of legal jargon when working, and it can be hard to keep up if you're not familiar with these terms. That's why your local lawyers in Camdenton, MO have compiled a list of commonly used legal terms and their respective definitions. Our hope is that by taking the time to look over these terms and definitions now, you'll be better prepared next time you are faced with a legal issue. (Definitions taken from

Default - To fail to respond or answer to the plaintiff's claims by filling the required court document, usually an Appearance or an Answer.

Appearance - The official court form filed with the court clerk which tells the court that you are representing yourself in a lawsuit or criminal case or that an atto…

Relay for Life Event in Camden County!

It's one thing to be a lawyer... It's another thing to be a lawyer in Camden County, Missouri. At the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C., we all consider ourselves very lucky to be part of such a unified and dedicated community. We love the way the residents of Camden County are always hosting events that serve to better individuals in our community and those around us. One such event is coming up on this Saturday, October 11th: Relay for Life of Camden County.

As a part of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life gives people an opportunity to stand up and partake in the fight against cancer. As their website says, "the Relay for Life movement features community and campus events that offer an inspiring opportunity to help cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer." 
This Saturday, Camdenton High School is hosting a Relay for Life event from noon-midnight. The day will be f…

Yes, You Need A Business Attorney!

You're an entrepreneur with dreams of developing a successful new business. You have it all planned out; you know where you will be located, the types of services you will provide, and the marketing tactics you will use to reach your customers. There's only one small problem: you're not a lawyer.

Aspiring business owners often do not realize how many legal issues await them and their new businesses. Intellectual property laws, employment laws, real estate transactions, sales, contracts... These things (and many more) all come with important legal consequences. 

That's where the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. come into play! As experienced business attorneys, we can help you navigate the business law field. We can help business owners with a variety of legal issues, including (but not limited to):
Selecting an appropriate business formIncorporation and creation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, etcDrafting contracts…