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How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court

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There's nothing worse than having to spend the holidays without your kids due to how your custody plan works. Fighting for custody of your children could be one of the hardest, most emotional things you may do in life, but there are things you can do to show the court that you are a strong parent and that it is in your child's best interest that you have custody of them. During times like this, it is good to have an objective voice of reason on your side, which is why you should contact an experienced child custody lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are going through this type of situation. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here for you and we are just a call away for a free consultation. We can be reached at 573-346-7231. Keep reading for a few tips that can help you present yourself as a strong parent to the court.


How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court
Arm yourself with knowledge.

If you are going through a tough divorce and fighting for custod…

Kick Off 2019 the Right Way!

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2019 will be here soon! While partying and sipping on alcoholic beverages may be in your future New Year celebratory plans, we can not stress enough - do not drink and drive this New Year or at any other time. The consequences are way too severe and it simply isn't worth it. Our DWI lawyers a the Lake of the Ozarks can tell you it is always best to designate a sober driver. That being said, we'd like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and we hope everyone has fun at their New Year celebrations.  Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to present you with a few New Year event options at the Lake of the Ozarks to kick off 2019 at.



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New Year’s Eve at The Lodge of Four Seasons
Dec 31, 2018
HK's at The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark Missouri 65049
Phone: 800-843-5253
Website: http://www.4seasonsresort.com

At this New Year's event, you will find:

Wine pairingsA spectacular menuMusic
 and even more festivities. Please note: advance…

How Will Your Upcoming Life Changes Affect Your Estate Plan?

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2019 may be a big year for you! Perhaps you are having your first child? Maybe you are getting married? Maybe you are a buying your very first house or maybe you are finally starting your own business? Whatever your new life change may be, congratulations on this big step! While many people may not think about this at the time, each one of these changes can affect your will or estate plan and it's important that you consult with your estate planning lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch, we encourage our clients to let their wishes be known. Keep reading to learn how different life changes can affect your estate plan or will.

How Will Your Upcoming Life Changes Affect Your Estate Plan
Having a New Baby
Once you had a child, it becomes even more important that you have a will or trust. You should name a guardian for your children and list them in your will. A guardian is a person who would care for your children if you unexpectedly passed away …

You May Qualify for Alimony If...

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Divorce, as you can imagine, can be one of the hardest things anyone can go through in life. It's not like this is something people plan for, it just happens. If you do find yourself in this tough situation, always get advice from an experienced divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks. You don't want to make a hasty decision while you are in an emotional state. In some Missouri divorces, alimony comes into play. Alimony or spousal support is the financial support the court has ordered a spouse to pay a former spouse after divorce or separation. Keep reading to learn when alimony may be court ordered.


You May Qualify for Alimony If... The court looks at a number of things before declaring alimony to someone.
Factors That Can Determine Alimony
The physical condition of the spouse requesting alimony, along with;The ageThe emotional conditionThe debts and assets of both spousesThe behavior of both spouses during the marriageHow long the marriage wasThe financial situation of the…

Custody Agreements in MO 101

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In the world of child custody cases, there can be many outcomes. Divorce can have such a traumatic effect on the children and the parents, really everyone involved. Knowledge is key in times like this because its best to know the truth about how child custody works in the state of Missouri so you are not led astray. Our child custody lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you the facts behind some of the myths about child custody in Missouri. If you need an experienced child custody lawyer in Missouri, contact Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-36-7231 today for your free consultation.



Myth: The Custodial Parent Can Withhold Visitation Rights If The Other Parent Refuses To Pay Child Support.

Facts: Contrary to popular belief, child support, visitation rights, and custody are three separate issues. While they certainly interrelate, you cannot use one as a threat against another. If the non-custodial parent refuses (or neglects) to pay child support as ordered by t…

The Holiday Season at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The holiday season has hit the Lake of the Ozarks well! There are so many fun things to do here and so many wonderful memories to make with your family and friends. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to give you the need to know details about a few of the events happening here this holiday season. Holiday events can get very busy and in the rush of excitement, accidents can happen. If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident at the Lake of the Ozarks at one of the local businesses throwing a holiday event, consult with a Camden County personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Being injured in a slip and fall accident can quickly result in unpaid medical bills, lost wages, and demands by insurance companies for your personal medical records and medical history.



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Christmas on Main Street
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018
Main Street Music Hall
5845 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach Missouri 65065
Phone: 573-348-9500 or 800-348-9501
Website: http://ww…

3 Tips for Handling a Divorce During the Holiday Season

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While divorce can be difficult any time of the year, it can be especially hard during the holiday season. This should be a time to make unforgettable memories with your kids and the rest of your family members, but instead, you are dealing with this untimely divorce. During this emotional time, you should have an objective voice on your side to guide you. That's where our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks come in. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here to help you through this tough time. Call 5733-346-7231 for your free consultation. Keep reading for 3 tips for handling a divorce during the holiday season.


 3 Tips for Handling a Divorce During the Holiday Season
Keep Your Family Close.
One mistake divorcing couples make is isolating themselves from their extended family members. They may fear ridicule or judgment from their parents or other family, and as a result, spend much of the holiday season alone. However, isolation only serves to make a difficult process e…

Drive Safely This Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving 2018 will be here before you know it! While it can be very fun to have your Thanksgiving locally, many people have to drive at least a couple hours to get to their families for their Thanksgiving celebrations. Our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to tell you to DRIVE SAFELY. Many people will be on the roads and it can only take a few seconds of distraction for something to go wrong. If you are injured in a car accident and need legal assistance getting fair compensation, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231. Keep reading for a few safe driving tips to follow this Thanksgiving.


Drive Safely This Thanksgiving
Have your vehicle checked before you drive it a long distance for Thanksgiving.
Take your vehicle into your local auto shop and have everything checked out. For example, they can check your oil to make sure it is at the proper level, your tires to make sure they have the correct amount of pressure, and your transmissio…

Protect Your Business with Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welch

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Small business owners all across the world can probably understand how hard it is to start up a business and keep it successful throughout all of the challenges they face. Whether your challenges are financial or legal related, it is always nice to have a support team that will help you protect your business. Our business attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you protect your business. If you need a Camden County business lawyer you can trust, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation. Keep reading for a few mistakes you should avoid making as a business owner.


Mistakes You Should Avoid Making as a Business Owner
Failing to Act Quickly When Someone Files a Sexual Harassment Claim
This can be an awful mistake to make for any business owner. Sexual harassment claims can result in businesses paying thousands of dollars in lawsuits and could even result in your company being shut down. Do everything in your power to avoid s…

Safe Driving Tips for Halloween 2018

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Halloween 2018 is almost here! This time of year can be such an exciting time for the kiddos, from trick or treating and wearing his or her favorite Halloween costume to pigging out on Halloween candy and making unforgettable memories with friends and family. Amongst all the excitement, remember to be safe and practice safety with your children. It'd be devastating for Halloween to be ruined by a tragic car accident. On Halloween, children may be walking across the streets frequently while trick or treating from house to house, it can be easy not to pay attention and for tragedy to strike. Our personal injury lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks have helped several victims who were injured in car accidents. If you find yourself needing a personal injury attorney you can trust, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation today. We wish everyone a fun, but safe Halloween. Watch out for children who may be trick or treating. Keep reading for a…

Things You Can Do to Make the Divorce Easier on Your Kids

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Divorce can be so tough for everyone involved but the children may not really have a say. It may not have been their decision for their parents to get divorced, but it is still happening anyway. In their minds, they may be thinking, this isn't fair, what did I do to deserve this? These are valid viewpoints for children to have. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few things you can do to make your divorce easier on your kids. If you are going through a difficult divorce and need objective guidance you can count on during this emotional time, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch a call for your free consultation today at 573-346-7231.


Things You Can Do to Make the Divorce Easier on Your Kids
Answer their questions honestly and appropriately when informing them of the upcoming divorce.
The news of your divorce may be one of the hardest things your kids hear in their lives. Don't make it harder by lying about the reality of it, but keep ans…

Estate Planning Tips for New Parents

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While being a new parent can be very demanding, estate planning may not be a high priority. However, it is an important task and shouldn't be ignored. On the off chance you and your spouse die without writing a will and appointing a guardian before your child turns 18, he or she could be appointed a caregiver you don't approve of. Typically, the court will appoint a family member, but you may not want that particular family member being responsible for your child. Our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give new parents a few estate planning tips. If you find yourself needing help from an experienced Camden County lawyer for this important task, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 to schedule your free consultation today.


Estate Planning Tips for New Parents
Choosing the Right Beneficiaries
It's important to keep your beneficiaries updated at all times. For example, if you were married once before and made that spous…