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Tips for Naming a Guardian for Your Children

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One of the last things you want to talk about any day of the week is having someone else raise your kids because an unexpected tragedy has struck and you are no longer able to take care of your children. But, isn't it better to have a say in who raises your kids when you can't than the alternative? The Lake of the Ozarks estate planning attorneys at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch are here to give you a few tips for naming a guardian of your children. If you need any assistance with this or creating your estate plan altogether, you should contact an experienced attorney at the Lake of Ozarks as soon as possible. Call (573) 346-7231 for your free consultation today.


Tips for Naming a Guardian for Your Children
Talk to your kids about this and be honest.
The guardian is the person that you name in your will to care for your children in the event you untimely pass away before they are of age. You can control the tempo of this conversation but the point here is to know who y…

How Do I Know If a Will or Living Trust is Right For Me?

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By this point in your life, you have probably been told at one point or another that having a will drawn up for yourself and your family is a very smart move. But, do you know what a will really is? On that note, what about a living trust? Both can be smart choices depending on your situation. Our estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you the differences between a will and a living trust so you can make a better decision for yourself and your family. For a free consultation with our Camden County estate planning attorneys, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today for your free consultation. Our Camdenton Law Office can be reached at (573) 346-7231.


A Will
If you have a will in place, you will be able to use the document to assign an individual to take over your role as guardian in the event of your passing.Wills allow you to designate beneficiaries for your property.If you are leaving property to a minor using a will, you should designate an adul…

How a DWI Can Have an Impact on Your Life for Many Years to Come

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Receiving a DWI or driving while intoxicated is way more than just one bad night. An offense like this can affect your life for many years to come. Take it from our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks, driving while intoxicated, even if you miraculously don't hurt anyone or yourself while doing so, can have major impacts of your life. Our DWI lawyers in Camden County are here to give you a few examples of the specific effects a DWI can have on your future years. If you have received a DWI, we can't stress enough how vital it is that you seek an experienced Lake of the Ozarks DWI lawyer as soon as possible. Call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch today for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 346-7231.


Having a DWI On Your Record May...
Lower your chances of being approved to rent an apartment.
If you decide to try and rent an apartment one day, having a DWI on your record could really hurt your chances of being approved for renting it. Most likely, the land…

Why Have a Mediator in a Divorce?

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Divorces can be so dramatic and affect way more people than just the couple getting divorced. Think about the:
Children involvedThe surrounding families on both sidesCo-workers who are witnessing the sadness you may display at workFriends who are trying to comfort you as much as possible ...etc. It can be much bigger than what some people may realize. That being said, our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to explain a few reasons why having a mediator in your divorce may make things run much more smoothly. If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to call our Lake of the Ozarks divorce attorneys at (573) 346-7231 for your free consultation today. 


Mediation involves bringing in a third party to help the couple getting divorced air out their issues and negotiate easier.

A mediator can help you negotiate issues surrounding:

Dividing Marital Property
Emotions can run high during a divorce and you may not always be thinking clearly, which is part of t…

How To Know If a Prenuptial Agreement is Right For You

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Whether you are on your second marriage or this is your first marriage and you merely have done really well for yourself and have heard others talk about "prenups" or prenuptial agreements and wondered more about them yourself - this is the blog for you. It's important to realize that prenuptial agreements are not for everyone and just because they have worked for some couples doesn't mean they are the best thing for you and vice versa. Whichever you decide, our Lake of the Ozarks attorneys are here to shed some light on prenuptial agreements and give you information on how to know if a prenuptial agreement is right for you. If getting a prenuptial agreement is something you and your soon-to-be spouse are considering, call our lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks today for your free consultation. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch are here for you and we can be reached at (573) 346-7231.


How To Know If a Prenuptial Agreement is Right For You
It is important to reali…