Showing posts from May, 2016

Origins of Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day is often considered the official start to the summer season. It is a fun-filled holiday people celebrate by reuniting with friends and family, hosting outdoor barbecues, boating, camping, and any number of other fun summery activities. However, the origins of this great holiday aren't quite so lighthearted. This Memorial Day Weekend, the team at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. encourages you to set aside a few moments to acknowledge the holiday's more somber beginnings.

Origins Of Memorial Day Weekend

Originally known as "Decoration Day," Memorial Day is a day set aside for us to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives in service of our great country. It is difficult to determine where the birthplace of Memorial Day is, as many different cities and states claim this auspicious title. It is also unclear exactly which people are responsible for the beginnings of this holiday; however, it seems to be saf…

3 Tips To Strengthen Your Custody Case

If you have children, figuring out custody may be one of the most challenging aspects of getting a divorce. Most parties' hope fora custody agreement that is as easy as possible on everyone involved, both parents on children. However, the court's ultimate goal will be to award custody in accordance with the child's best interests. If you arepreparing for a custody battle at the Lake of the Ozarks, here are a few tips that may be able to help strengthen you case.

How Custody Is Awarded

Traditionally, most people believed that mothers are better able to provide for their children's needs than fathers. However, as women become increasingly prominent players in the workforce and men become more actively involved with household and child-rearing responsibilities, that balance has shifted. Increasing emphasis is placed on the fact that fathers are just as capable of caring for the children as mothers. The parents genders are not the primary focus of today's custody battles…

National Water Safety Month - 4 Safety Tips

With Memorial Day Weekend coming up in a few short weeks, the official start to the summer season is almost here. Most summers wouldn't be complete without spending some time on the water, especially for people spending their summers at the Lake of the Ozarks. Water-related activities can be endless fun, but unfortunately they can also be very dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. In recognition of the importance of being safe on the water this summer, May is National Water Safety Month. The team at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. is here to help you keep yourself and your family safe with these no-nonsense safety reminders.

Water Safety Tips For The Lake Of The Ozarks

People come to the Lake Area for a variety of different reasons - golfing, hiking, camping, shopping, and more. However, it's no secret that the Lake is one of the largest draws to our area. More often than not, out-of-town visitors come to enjoy swimming, boating, tubing, kayaking, skiing…

Magic Dragon Car Show 2016

It's that time of year again! One of the biggest events at the Lake returns this weekend, and the team at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to officially welcome you to participate in all of the festivities. Don't miss out on the Magic Dragon Car Show 2016!

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

This annual car show is home to hundreds cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all makes and models. Thousands of participants flock to the Bagnell Dam Strip to see all of the unique vehicles on display and take advantage of all the other things available to them at this fun, fast-paced, family-oriented event. If you are looking for something fun to do with your whole family, this is definitely an event that you won't want to miss.

What: The Magic Dragon Street Meet - the best car show at the Lake!
When: May 6th-8th, 2016
Where: The Historic Bagnell Dam Strip
Why: Because this is a GREAT event that your whole family will love!

2016 Chevy Camaro Giveaway

The Magic Dragon S…