Showing posts from March, 2017

4 Types Of Legal Issues Businesses Commonly Face

Even under the best possible circumstances, every small business owner will hit bumps in the road every now and then. A company's success depends on how quickly, efficiently, and effectively you address the situations that may arise. If left unaddressed, even seemingly small issues run the risk of developing into larger and potentially disastrous situations. Today, our Lake of the Ozarks business attorneys are here to examine some of the legal situations that small business owners may face.

1. Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual harassment is prohibited by U.S. laws. Sexual harassment claims are generally lumped into two primary categories: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo refers to a "this for that" scenario, wherein a person of power offers another person a career benefit (pay raise, promotion, new job, etc) in exchange for sexual favors. Hostile work environment refers to any situation wherein certain individuals are made to feel uncomfortable due to …

What Damages Are Covered In A Personal Injury Suit?

When you suffer an injury that is the direct (or indirect) result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This compensation is designed to help alleviate - or compensate for - the financial, physical, and emotional stress that your injuries cause. 

"Damages" is the word used to refer to the consequences, both financial and non-financial, of your accident. If you prevail, your settlement will be designed to compensate you for these damages. This week, our Lake of the Ozarks personal injury attorneys are here to explore exactly what can be included in the damages of a personal injury case.

Financial Damages

When most people think about the damages sustained in a personal injury case, they think of the financial aspects. Examples of these financial damages commonly include:
Medical bills from the time the injury until one is fully recovered or the projected expenses of future treatmentLost wages due to the inability to workLost future wages

How Much Child Support Are You Entitled To?

If you're like most parents facing divorce, securing soleor jointcustody will be a top priority. Obtaining custody is only part of the battle.  Once you have resolved custody of your children, you must deal with the financial part to support your children. In some cases, child support may be ordered to help cover the costs of raising children. Our Lake of the Ozarks family attorneys are here to help you get a general understanding of how child support orders work and how to determine how much support you are entitled to.

How Does Child Support Work?

Simply put, child support is a court-issued order designed to help distribute the cost of raising children between parents who are not together.  If one parent is awarded sole custody or a majority of the parenting time, that parent will likely shoulder the financial burden of raising children on a day-to-day basis. In order to help offset these costs, the court may order the non-custodial parent to provide "child support" in t…

Common Property Line Issues At The Lake

In a perfect world, all property lines would be clearly drawn, and all property owners would respect those lines. Neighboring homeowners could live together in peace and harmony, each enjoying the benefits of his own land.

While many neighboring homeowners are able to share space harmoniously, many other homeowners find that maintaining clear-cut boundaries is not always as simple as it seems. This week, Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. is here to examine some of the common sources of property line disputes and what can be done to resolve them.

Common Boundary Disputes

Here are a few examples of the boundary issues neighboring homeowners may encounter.

The purpose of a fence seems relatively obvious - fences are designed to identify property lines so that what should remain on the property is contained (such as a pet), and what should remain off the property is deterred from entering (such as other pets or people). Unfortunately, the use of fences is not always this c…

Business Succession Planning: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

As any entrepreneur knows, owning a business is an all-encompassing process. Your business requires constant attention and energy in order to thrive, and as the business owner you are constantly called upon to make important decisions regarding your company's livelihood. It will be up to you to determine how best to care for it throughout its various stages of growth. Ultimately, you will also have to decide what will happen to your business when you no longer wish to manage it.

Business Succession Planning

If you are like most people, you probably hope to retire someday. When that day comes, you will be required to make the (sometimes tough) decisions about what should happen to your business in your absence. Our Lake of the Ozarks business attorneys are here to help you devise the right strategy for your business succession plan. Asking yourself these questions can get you started on the right track.

Question #1: Is There Someone I Want To Take Over The Business?

Generally, most bus…