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11 Quick Tips To Make Your Christmas Easier

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Christmas is certainly most wonderful times of the year, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Decorating, party planning, Christmas shopping, present wrapping... collectively, these things all take a decent amount of time out of our already busy schedules. 



It doesn't have to be stressful, though. Your local lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to make your life easier with these simple but brilliant Christmas "holiday hacks." Here they are (in no particular order). 

Store small ornaments in old egg cartons to keep them organized and contained.

Drape green tinsel around your Christmas tree to fill it out more.

Hang ornaments from chandeliers and other light fixtures to add holiday cheer.
Place a flat wooden board across your mantle to make it wider (and easier to decorate).

Paint old Velveeta, saran wrap, and aluminum foil boxes to turn them into long, thin gift boxes (great for jewelry or cookies).

Put cuts from pine or evergreen trees in water to make Christmas…

4 Things You Didn't Know About Child Support

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Divorce is a complicated, emotional process for every couple, but it is especially so for couples who have children. With their divorce comes decisions regarding which parent will have legal guardianship of the children, when and for how long the other parent will be able to spend time with the children, and how the parents will share the financial responsibility of having kids.


Did you know that divorced couples are not the only ones who face these battles? Legally, children in Missouri are entitled to support from both of their parents, even if the parents were never married. If you are attempting to navigate the world of child support for yourself or your children, our trusted attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you. Here is some important information about child support, courtesy of the attorneys and paralegals at the Law Firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C.
Child Support is about Equal Financial Responsibility Food, diapers, toys, and clothes have a wa…

Finals Study Tips for Law Students

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It's that time of year! Colleges and universities are wrapping up another fall semester, which means that final exams and presentations are just around the corner for most students. In fact, some universities have already begun the dreaded "finals week." Final exams for every academic discipline are challenging in their own way, but law students face unique challenges in their exams. The lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you face those challenges with these tried and true study tips for law students.

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The most guaranteed way to do well on your exams is - surprise! - to study. Even if you haven't cracked open a book all semester, you'll do better to take advantage of what little time you have left than not to study at all. Getting started is often the hardest part. Once you sit down and begin applying yourself, the rest of the process gets easier and easier. Find what study method works best for you and stick with it. Do you prefer to study in …

Christmas on the Square in Camdenton!

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Christmas is a favorite time of year for all of us at the Law Firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. We love the dedicated family time and the opportunity get lost in the youthful joy of the season. We've waited all year for Christmas, and now it's finally here.

We believe that you're never too old to enjoy the magic of the Christmas season! We may be the most professional attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks, but that doesn't mean that we can't relax and enjoy celebrating the magic of the Christmas holidays with our children and grandchildren.


If you're looking for a great way to kick off your holiday celebrations, you definitely won't want to miss out on the Christmas on the Square event that's taking place this weekend!


Christmas on the SquareThis is one of Camdenton's best Christmas events of the season. Kickstart your holiday season by joining us and the rest of the Camdenton community at an all-day downtown festival! This event wi…