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Preparing For Divorce: 5 Things Dads Needs To Know

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It doesn't matter how you approach the situation - divorce is stressful. If there are children involved, the process becomes even more complex and emotionally charged. Fathers who have been closely involved in their children's lives and strongly desire to obtain sole (or at least joint) custody of their children may face particularly unique challenges. This week, the attorneys at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to equip fathers with some important information they need to know about preparing for a custody battle.


1. Be Clear About Your Goals From The Very Beginning
At the very start of your custody case, identify your ideal outcome and make it known. If you want sole legal custody, say so. If you want joint physical custody with significant visitation rights, say so. You and your divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks need to be able to work together towards a common goal. Being honest with yourself about your desired outcome (and all of the associa…

Devising Your Business Exit Strategy

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As the owner of a your own business, your career is probably one of the most important aspects of your life. It's likely the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing you think about before you fall asleep. It's your job, your livelihood, and the way you support your family. While you probably plan to pursue it for many years, you will eventually wish to retire. What will happen to your business when that times comes? Our business attorneys in Camden County MO can help you devise the proper strategy.


The Importance Of A Business Exit Strategy
By the time you retire, your business will hopefully have evolved into a thriving entity with many customers. What happens to these customers when you are ready to retire? Just as entrepreneurs must decide how to incorporate their company and what type of accounting system to use, they must also decide what should happen to their company when they decide to retire.
Examples Of Business Exit Strategies
There are several d…

Are You Getting Enough Child Support?

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When two parents are married and living in the same home, it goes without saying that they share the financial responsibilities of raising their children. If that couple gets divorced, however, the division of these financial responsibilities becomes more complicated. When a child spends the majority of his time at one parent's household, how can that parent be sure that the other is fulfilling his or her share the financial responsibilities? That's where child support comes in.


The Concept Behind Child Support

The custodial parent assumes responsibility for the majority of the daily expenses associated with raising children, such as the cost of:
FoodClothingLiving accommodationsDaycareMedical billsEducation
The burden of these expenses can be alleviated by the non-custodial parent helps alleviate the burden of these expenses by giving money to the custodial parent. This payment is called "child support." Child support is a legal order, and failure to make the appropriat…

Winterfest 2016: Roaring 20's Speakeasy

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It's one of the biggest and best charity events of the year, and all of us at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. sincerely hope that you'll be able to celebrate with us!

Lake of the Ozarks Daybreak Rotary hosts Winterfest every year, it's a fun-filled winter event at the Lake that raises funds for local individuals in need. This year will be the 20th annual Winterfest Gala, and it should be one of the best yet.


One of our valued team members and skilled attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks, Brooke A. Christy, is currently serving as the Lake of the Ozarks Daybreak Rotary President. Consider this your personal invitation from Brooke to join the fun at Winterfest 2016: Roaring 20's Speakeasy!

Winterfest 2016: Roaring 20's Speakeasy

Pull out your best 1920's garb and join the rest of the Lake of the Ozarks community as we enjoy a fun-filled evening dedicated to a wonderful cause. Mark you calendars NOW for this exciting event:

DATE:  Saturday, February 27th…