Showing posts from December, 2018

How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court

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!

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.


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

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?

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...

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…