Showing posts from April, 2016

5 Reasons To Hire A Traffic Attorney

We've all been there... One minute you're simply driving down the road, and the next minute flashing red and blue lights appear in your rear-view mirror. Frustrated and perhaps a little alarmed, you pull over to the side of the road and await the officer to give you your judgment. Hopefully you'll get off with just a warning, but there's no way to predict what the officer will decide.

What's the worst that could happen if you get a ticket? Unfortunately, traffic tickets can deliver much harsher punishments than fines and a delayed arrival at your destination. Some traffic tickets may result in fines, license suspension or revocation, and possibly even jail time. Depending on the situation, you may be wise to consider hiring a traffic attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks to defend your case.

5 Reasons To Hire A Traffic Attorney 

Hiring a traffic attorney offers several different advantages. Here is a quick look at some of the reasons that hiring a traffic lawyer in Camde…

Legal Reasons To Organize Your Files

It happens in the blink of an eye. One minute, your documents, bills, receipts, and other papers are neatly organized and stowed away in their proper homes. The next minute, you're shuffling through endless stacks of papers trying to find the certain document you need.

These types of searches often feel completely unproductive (and sometimes even hopeless). If you are in the midst of a lawsuit at the Lake of the Ozarks, however, not being able to find specific documents is more than just frustrating - it can significantly set you back in your case.

National Organize Your Files Week

The third week of April (in this case, April 17-23, 2016) is National Organize Your Files Week. It's an entire week set aside to encourage people to take control of the papers and miscellaneous documents that may have accumulated in both their business and personal lives. Organizing your files will not only help lower your stress level - it may also make the difference between a win and a loss in the c…

66th Annual Dogwood Festival

There is always something fun going on at the Lake! This coming weekend marks the sixty-sixth year of the Dogwood Festival, a fun-filled event with something (or, more accurately, lots of somethings) for people of all ages. As active members of our local community, our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to provide you with a general overview of all this fun event has to offer.

Indoor Craft Show
No matter what your hobbies and interests are, you're sure to find something of interest at the craft show. This year's craft show will feature over sixty different vendors with a huge variety of trades and products, including home restoration services, jewelry and accessories, toiletries, clothing, home decor, food, and (of course) crafts.

Admission is free to the public. Show hours are from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 15th and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 16th. The show will be held inside the gym at Camdenton Middle School.

Mr. & Miss Dogwood Pageants
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What Happens To Your Debt After You Die?

As they approach their fifties and beyond, many people begin thinking about the assets they will be able to leave behind for their children. Less time, however, is spent thinking about the debts they will leave behind and how these debts may impact the estate available to disseminate among the heirs. If you have descendants you hope to leave your estate to, it's time to take a critical look at your outstanding debts and how they may impact the inheritances you will be able to leave behind. Our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help.

Outstanding Debts Must Be Paid Off (If At All Possible)

As a general rule of thumb, outstanding debts must be satisfied using the assets within an estate before the estate can be distributed to the heirs. If you have a significant amount of debt, it may eat up the majority of your estate, leaving very little for your heirs.

There are a few exceptions, however. Typically, life insurance proceeds and the funds previously invest…