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How the Custody is Established in Court

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Establishing child custody in the state of Missouri can be a very serious type of case. One myth people may think happens is that the Court always favors the mother in custody cases, but our child custody lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to set the record straight, that isn't always the case. Phillips, McEllyea, Carpenter, and Welch specializes in child custody cases and if you are ever in a situation where you feel the the other parent was given too much parenting time or legal custody - give our Camden County law firm a call at 573-346-7231 today for your free consultation. In the meantime, keep reading to learn how custody rights are established in court.

How the Legal and Physical Custody is Established in Court

Factors the Court Will Look At When Establishing custody

In any case, involving children, the court is looking to rule in the best interest of the child. Here are a few factors that the court will look at when establishing the custody:
The physical health of th…

5 Tips for Keeping Your Divorce Civil

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Clearly, going through a divorce can be a very trying time for everyone involved. Some may say it is the most emotionally draining experience they have ever gone through. That being said, when you are feeling at your worst, it can be very easy to lash out and say things you don't mean in the heat of the moment. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks have seen all sorts of situations and we are here to give you a few tips for keeping your divorce civil. Ultimately, this process should be as painless as you can possibly make it for you and your children. Nothing needs to happen that can make matters worse and our Lake of the Ozarks divorce attorneys can be a voice of objective guidance during an emotional time for you. For a free consultation regarding divorce, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231.


5 Tips for Keeping Your Divorce Civil 
Vent in a healthy way.
It is important that you find a safe and healthy way to vent your frustrations during such an em…

7 Big Distractions Drivers Face

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Did you know that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month? Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are very aware. The Lake of the Ozarks attorneys at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch have helped several people who have had some sort of traffic violation on their record. Our lawyers in Camdenton are here to point out some BIG distractions drivers experience. If you find yourself needing a ticket removed from your record, contact an experienced Camden County attorney, call Phillips, McEleya, Carpenter, and Welch today at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation.

7 BIG Distractions Drivers Face
1. Eating While Driving
How many times have you looked over and you see someone chomping on a hamburger while driving down Highway 54? It happens. In today's busy world, people are multitasking and eating breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner on the road. However, eating while driving remains a top distraction for drivers and it can only take a few seconds for tragedy to strike an…

What NOT To Do When Having a Property Line Dispute with Your Neighbor

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Arguments with your neighbor no matter what they are about can be really uncomfortable. Whether you are arguing over a cow getting into your neighbor's pasture, your neighbor's dog getting out and terrorizing your chickens, or just a tree your neighbor has grown that is now dropping things all over your land - there is a way to handle the dispute and way you should NOT handle the dispute. Our real estate lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to tell you what NOT to do when having a property line dispute with your neighbor. If you are experiencing this type of dispute and are not sure what legal actions you can take, call our Lake of the Ozarks real estate lawyers today. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch can be reached at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation today.

What NOT To Do When Having a Property Line Dispute with Your Neighbor
Do NOT Overreact.
It can be very easy to get heated and say things that can make your case worse when you are angry with your neighbo…