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How is YOUR Child Support Calculated?

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Single parents count on that child support money to supply their children with everything they need. This is why it is so important that if you are having troubles getting your child support money from your spouse, whether they are not paying it at all or payments are continuing to come in late, you should contact your child support lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks as soon as possible. An experienced Lake of the Ozarks attorney can walk through your options to obtain a favorable solution to this problem. Have you ever wondered how the amount of child support you are alotted gets calculated? Keep reading to learn how child support gets calculated.



Child support in Missouri is guided by Supreme Court Rule 88 which computes a presumed child support amounts When the court calculates out how much child support money a parent should actually be paid, they look at many factors, such as:

The Financial Needs of the Child
This is something the court will look at when determining how much child s…

3 Estate Planning Tips for Pet Owners

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Pets can be family. Our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks can understand that. Keep reading for a few estate planning tips for pet owners. When it comes to working pets into your estate plan, it can be complicated. Call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 today for your free consultation.


3 Estate Planning Tips for Pet Owners
1. You need to know that you can't legally leave money or assets behind to a pet because they don't have the legal capacity to own property, but:

You can leave money to a person you have designated to take care of your pet to use for that pet.
2. Consider opening a pet trust. 
A pet trust is a formal agreement drawn up for that care and well being of the pet. If you become at a point where you can't take care of your pet, whether you have passed away or acquire an illness that makes it to where you can't care for your pet, then this agreement could go into effect and allow for a person of your choosing to care for…

5 Tips for Supporting Your Kids During a Divorce

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Whether you are going through a divorce or are an adult that was once a child of divorce, you know how emotional it can be. There is not really anything in life that prepares you for it. Sometimes you can see it coming and sometimes it can feel like one of the most unexpected things that ever happens to you. Either way, the kids involved didn't ask for it. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for supporting your kids during a divorce. If you are even thinking about getting a divorce, consult with an experienced divorce attorney in Camden County first. Know all of your options before making such an intense decision. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here for you. Call 573-346-7231 today for your free consultation.

5 Tips for Supporting Your Kids During a Divorce
When telling your kids for the first time you are getting divorced, have both parents present and explain it in a way someone of their age can understand.
It is important to …

Unexpected Changes in Your Life That Should Affect Your Will

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You never know what can happen in life. One day you may have your first child, buy a new house, or be the owner of your very own small business, you just don't know, but what our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks know, is that your will should be updated which each unexpected life change. To learn more about this process and to make sure you are covered properly when it comes to your will, see our Camden County estate planning attorneys. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here for you. Keep reading to learn a few examples of unexpected life changes that should affect your will.


Unexpected Changes in Your Life That Should Effect Your Estate Plan
New child
If you are having a new child, you may consider adding them to your will or trust. If you choose to do this, while your will is probably the last thing on your mind at a time like this, remember to add heras a beneficiary so she can inherit when you want her to inherit. No one likes to think about it, but y…

St. Patrick's Day Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

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St. Patrick's Day is coming up quickly and the Lake of the Ozarks has several events for you to enjoy. Our Lake of the Ozarks lawyers would like to wish everyone a fun, but safe time. Drinking and driving is no joke and our DWI lawyers in Camden County can tell you the consequences are severe! Always find a sober ride. If you ever find yourself needing to talk to a DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation. Keep reading to learn about upcoming St. Patrick's Day events at the Lake of the Ozarks.



Source: www.FunLake.com

Lake Ozark St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 16, 2019
Bagnell Dam Strip
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 573-280-5477
Website: http://www.lakestpatsparade.com
Hours of Operation: 1:00 pm

Join in the fun of an old fashioned parade with:

floatsmarching bandscandy and goodies for the young and young at heart
Also, many of the local restaurants along the strip will be offer…