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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…

Factors That Can Determine Child Support

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Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch specializes in helping single parents get the money they are owed by the former spouse, in other words, child support. If you aren't getting your child support payments on time or you aren't receiving the full sum of money or if you have stopped receiving payments altogether, call our child support lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation. Keep reading for the factors that can determine child support.


Factors That Can Determine Child Support
Income of the Custodial Parent
The custodial parent is that parent that takes care of the child most of the time and has custody of the child a majority of the time. For example, if the mother stopped working to stay at home with the child, then the financial need could be substantial.

Child's Needs
The child's needs must be taken into consideration when determining how much child support is reasonable. Needs can include but are not limited to:

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