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The Legal Steps Behind Setting Up a Nonprofit Corporation in Missouri

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Congratulations! You have decided to take a big step and start a nonprofit corporation. Nonprofits may be started for a number of reasons, including religious, scientific, educational, or another personal reason.  There are certain legal steps that need to be taken in order to be successful in forming a non profit corporation in Missouri. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to tell you the key steps behind setting up a nonprofit corporation in Missouri.




The Legal Steps Behind Setting Up a Nonprofit Corporation in Missouri
1. Choose who the initial board of directors will be.
In, Missouri you must have at least 3 directors.


2. Choose a name for the nonprofit organization.The name you choose for the nonprofit needs to be distinguishable from other businesses on file with the Missouri Secretary of State. 


3. Create and file the nonprofit articles of incorporation.Contact the Missouri Secretary of State's office and create and file the  nonprofit articles of incorporation. The …

5 Reasons You May Be Disqualified for Social Security Disability Benefits

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Social Security Disability is a government system that provides monetary assistance to people with inadequate or no income and is disabled. The possibility may never even cross your mind when applying for social security disability, that you may NOT qualify. Prepare yourself because not being granted social security disability benefits is a REAL possibility. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch are here to explain 5 reasons why you may not qualify for social security disability benefits.




5 Reasons You May Be Disqualified for Social Security Disability Benefits
1. You may make too much of an income.
You may be denied social security disability benefits if you make over the set limit of income. If you earn over this limit, it considered “substantial gainful activity (SGA).” This refers to the fact that you earn too much money to qualify. You are able to earn a certain amount when applying for Social Security disability, but not over the SGA limit, which changes every year. This year the …

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Actually Worth?

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Personal injury cases come in many forms including car accidents, slip and fall cases, dog bites, assault, battery, etc. No matter what unfortunate type of situation you find yourself in, you need to know what all your options are and what your personal injury case is actually worth. The worth of your personal injury case ultimately comes down to DAMAGES. In this 2 part blog series, our experienced personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to explain different types of damages that are common in many personal injury cases and how a personal injury damages award can be affected by a plaintiff's action or lack of action.


Different Types of DamagesCompensatory Damages in Personal Injury CasesSome personal injury cases are deemed "compensatory." This means that the damages are intended to compensate the injured plaintiff for what was lost due to the accident or injury. When compensatory damages are awarded, they are meant to make the injured plaintiff "…

Get to Know YOUR Lawyer - David Welch

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Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch has had the pleasure of getting to know many clients over the years. Throughout that time, we've been able to help so many people achieve the legal results they were hoping for. Now, our experienced lawyers in Camdenton would like for you to get to know them a little better. Last month, we featured Brooke Christy, Attorney at Law. This month, we are featuring David Welch.



Get to Know YOUR Lawyer - David Welch

Q: Where are you from and where did you attend college?

A: I was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1953. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and obtained my BA in Political Science in 1975 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1978 and associated with my present firm upon graduation. While in law school, I met and married my wife. She received her teaching degree from Missouri and taught kindergarten in the Camdenton schools for more than 20 yea…