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Advice for Parents of Children in Juvie

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Nothing is more heartbreaking than hearing your child has committed a crime and is now in the juvenile justice system because of it. You may be thinking what could have been going on in my child's mind to think that was ok? Were they acting out to get my attention? Is this my fault? Where did I go wrong? Questioning yourself is not going to help, but knowing how the legal system works and your child's rights may. Our juvenile criminal defense lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give advice to parents of children in juvie. If you find yourself in need of a Camden County juvenile criminal defense lawyer, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation today.



Know How Old Your Child Must Be to Be Tried as a Juvenile
He or she may only be tried by the court as a juvenile until his or her 17th birthday for committing a status offense. If a juvenile has committed abuse or neglect toward anyone, then he or she may only be tried i…

Calling All Parents: Prepare Your Estate Plan ASAP

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Hello to all of the parents out there! We can understand that throughout the busy life that is the world of parenting, making an estate plan is probably the furthest thing from your mind, but it should be a top priority. Here's why, if something tragic were to happen to you and your spouse or co-parent without a will, then you won't have it say in who cares for your minor child after you are gone. You can't depend on the law to carry out your wishes. Our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few estate planning tips. To get your estate plan drawn up as soon as possible by a professional, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation.



Get Life Insurance.
Life insurance can give you peace of mind knowing your family will be financially ok if you pass away unexpectedly. It can cover your funeral expenses, leftover college debt, unpaid mortgages, etc. If you pass away unexpectedly, life insuran…

The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks

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There are several events happening in February at the Lake of the Ozarks, but today our Camden County DWI lawyers want to tell you about one, in particular, the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. Each year this is a great event for the community as is draws so many people out to local businesses. As a local business, we can appreciate this. As you will learn in our blog, there are options available to where you can stay in a hotel and ride a bus back, but for those of you who are locals and may choose not to do that, we can not stress enough, ALWAYS designate a sober driver. Driving drunk simply isn't worth the consequences. If you are ever in a situation where you do need a DWI lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231. Keep reading to learn more about the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks.


The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks
Source: http://lakepubcrawl.com/

Event Details:

DATE: Saturday - February 16, 2019
TIME…

Legal Tips to Be Aware of When Entering Into a Marriage

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Congratulations! It is 2019 and this is the year you are getting married. Among all of the wedding planning, you probably haven't had time to think about the legal side of getting married. While it is not the most glamorous side, it is worth taking a look into. For example, has your fiance brought up the notion of signing a prenuptial agreement (prenup)? It is best to know what all comes with a prenuptial agreement and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing to sign one. Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few legal tips to be aware of when entering into a marriage. If you find yourself need a prenuptial agreement drawn up, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welchtoday for your free consultation at 573-346-7231.

Legal Tips to Be Aware of When Entering Into a Marriage
Do You Plan to Legally Change Your Name After You Get Married?
If you plan to change your legal name after marriage, here is what you need to do. According to the Missouri Department…