Showing posts from January, 2018

3 Reasons Why You May Need a Lawyer if You are a Property Manager

Running a property management company can be enjoyable, but there can be some challenges. Having an experienced lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks on your speed dial couldn't hurt. There are a number of issues that can come up that may require legal attention. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter and Welchare here to give you a few reasons why you may need legal help as a property manager.

3 Reasons Why You May Need a Lawyer if You are a Property Manager

1. Assembling the lease (rental agreement) and the property management agreement OR reviewing existing legal documents.

We can't stress enough how important it is to get procedures agreed upon in the beginning through the lease and property management agreement (if applicable). Here are few examples of what a lawyer may help you implement into your lease or property management agreement. The lease is the agreement made between the tenant and landlord. The property management agreement is the agreement made between the property management c…

How to Avoid a Lawsuit Against Your Restaurant

Owning a restaurant can be an exhilarating experience. Bringing smiles to peoples' faces with your home cooked comfort food can be very rewarding. However, there are also certain legal liabilities that can come with owning a restaurant that you should be aware of. Protect yourself and your restaurant from the potential of being sued, by arming yourself with information. If you do happen to find yourself, as a restaurant owner, on the receiving end of a lawsuit, consult with an experienced lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few potential legal liabilities you could run into when owning a restaurant.

3 Potential Legal Liabilities a Restaurant Owner Should Know
Liability # 1
Alcohol related issues
There are a number of alcohol related issues you can run into as a restaurant owner, if you serve alcohol, that could potentially result in you being sued. Some examples include:

Your customer becoming overly intoxicated and disturbing other customersCustomers driving home after being …

The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl (Don't Drink & Drive)

The Annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks is only about a month away. This is one of the biggest parties at the Lake and Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch would like to wish everyone a FUN, but SAFE time. Keep reading for more details about this fun event. Our lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks will also highlight some consequences of drinking and driving. Be safe and have your transportation planned ahead of time.


The Annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks
This exciting event will take place Saturday, February 17, 2018. The buses will start at 4 p.m. and there is a $10 charge for the wrist band. Your wrist band provides you with the following:

•Entry to 17+ participating venues;
•Unlimited entertainment – All locations will have band or DJ;
•Bus transportation to all 17+ locations; and
•Pick up and drop off at participating Hotels/Motels.

You may purchase a wrist band at one of the participating bars/restaurants, hotels/motels …

Child Custody FAQ's

Going through a divorce can be tough, especially when children are involved. You could be worried about how the custody battle is going to go and whether or not you are going to get to spend enough time with your child. There are a lot of variables to consider when it comes to child custody cases. Our child custody lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to answer some frequently asked questions regarding child custody.

Child Custody FAQ’s
Q: How does the court determine custody of a child?

A: Ultimately, the court is looking at what’s in the best interest of the child. There are a number of factors that will typically play a part in the court determining who should receive custody of the child. For example, here are a few questions the court may ask in order to determine their decision.

Have either of these parents ever abused the child?Can this parent financially provide for the child?Depending on the child’s age, which parent would the child prefer to live with?What do the parents w…