Interesting Facts about George Washington in Honor of Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day will be here before we know it. This federal holiday honors Presidents of the United States, including our first President – George Washington. The date of Presidents’ Day is near Washington’s birthday. Our country was founded on certain laws for all citizens to abide by. Many of which laws are still in place today. Our law center at the Lake of Ozarks will be closed on Presidents’ Day to help honor the great men who founded our country. Join us in honoring our great Presidents.

Interesting Facts about George Washington:
George Washington’s birthday has become a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February, even though his actual birthday is Feb. 22nd.A young George Washington attended school from the age of 6 to 15. He then became a surveyor because he knew his family could not afford to send him to college. He never lived in Washington D.C., even though it was named after him. New York City and Philadelphia were the capital cities during his time in off…

Valentine's Day at the Lake

Valentine’s Day is almost here and now’s the time to be planning for your day with that special someone. If you’re not sure about what to do on Valentine’s Day this year, take a look below for some of the area events surrounding this love-filled holiday! 
Free Wedding Vow Renewal at Bridal Cave Feb 10, 2019
Bridal Cave
Bridal Cave cordially invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us. Renew your wedding vows on Sunday, February 10th from 9am to 4pm Each couple will receive fresh flowers for the Bride from Janine’s Flowers, Lindsey Webster Photography will take a wedding portrait available for download online, a Goodie Bag with lake area discounts and a Lifetime Pass to Bridal Cave at NO CHARGE!

Valentine's Day Dinner at Seven Springs Winery Feb 14, 2019
Seven Springs Winery
Dinner served from 5 - 8 pm. Entertainment starts at 6 pm.
A 10 oz. Grilled KC Strip, Lobster Tail, Caesar Salad, Asparagus, Baked Potato & a Dinner Roll with Red Velvet cake infused with our red…

Misdemeanor & Felony – What’s the Difference?

Being accused of a crime can be a stressful time for you and your family. As an experienced attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, we help our clients through the legal process they are about to encounter. Most people have heard the terms “misdemeanor” and “felony” before, but many don’t know exactly what the terms are. O’Donnell Law Center has dedicated this week’s blog to just that – sharing the differences between a misdemeanor and felony charge.

What is a Misdemeanor? A misdemeanor is a crime that is a minor offense. This type of crime is usually punishable by fines, a year or less in jail, community service, probation, or any combination of the four possibilities. It’s viewed as a lesser offense than a felony. Examples of offenses that qualify as a misdemeanor are:
•Possession of marijuana under 35 grams
•Driving Under the Influence, first offense
•Driving without a driver’s license, first offense
•Violating a restraining order

What is a Felony? A felony is more serious…

Gear Up for the 2019 Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is coming up shortly. Now’s a great time to be preparing your teams and fundraising for this fantastic event.  Here at our Lake of the Ozarks law center, we know supporting our local community is important and the Polar Plunge is a great event that deserves support. Learn more about the 2019 Polar Plunge below.

Polar Plunge 2019 Feb 23, 2019
Lake of the Ozarks State Park PB2
Hours of Operation: Registration: Noon - 2pm; Parade of Costumes Line Up: 1:50 pm; Parade of Costumes: 2pm; Plunge: 2:30pm
This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri. SOMO exists to provide year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and our athletes need you to get involved. Become a coach, volunteer, recruit a future athlete and learn how you can make a difference!
Participants must…

FAQ About Divorce

Divorce is a tough process and the unknown is a big stress for many couples as they enter into the divorce process. As a divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know this is a difficult time for our clients and their family. If you are thinking about filing for divorce near the Lake of the Ozarks, you may have some questions before you do so. Take a look below for answers to frequently asked questions about divorce.

How long will the divorce take? The length of time required to complete the divorce process depends on a number of factors. Having children involved in the divorce, or a family-owned business adds complexity and can make the divorce process take a little longer. Also, the number of times you and your spouse go back and forth during settlement negotiations can increase the time required to reach a resolution.

How will our marital property be divided? Marital property in Missouri must be divided in a way that is “fair” and “conscionable”, which does not necessarily me…

3 Unexpected Benefits of Working with O’Donnell Law Center

Whether you’ve hit a bump in the road or you’re taking on a new adventure, meeting with a lawyer may seem a bit intimidating. O’Donnell Law Center breaks the mold that is often associated with a meeting with a lawyer. We provide a unique legal experience for each of our clients and treat every case with the same respect and diligence as the next. Take a look below to learn about a few of the benefits of working with our Lake of the Ozarks lawyer that you may not be expecting.

1)Flexible Communication We understand you are trying to continue your daily tasks as usual, despite your legal issues or major life changes going on. That’s why we offer flexible communication methods. We have a wide range of technology in place to be able to conveniently communicate with our clients. Text, phone call, email, Skype, Facetime, client portal, in-person... you decide which method best fits your schedule and needs.   If you are unable to communicate during our regular business hours, we can be flexi…

Ways a Lawyer can Help Protect a Landlord

Being a landlord comes with a lot of responsibility. You are ultimately responsible for the upkeep of the property that your tenant is living in. On the flip side, renting can be a smart investment and an effective way to make money. If you are interested in becoming a landlord, having a trusted lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks is a good idea. As a landlord, you will want to legally protect yourself and your property. Learn how O’Donnell Law Center can help protect landlords below.

Prepare a Lease Before anyone rents your property, it’s important to have a well written lease. A lawyer knows exactly what you need in a lease and can help protect you with the correct verbiage in this document. After you implement your lease, it’s a good idea to have it reviewed from time to time to make sure no new provisions are needed.

Notice to Vacate Before you can evict a tenant, you’ll need to file the proper notice.  A lawyer can help you prepare and serve your notice, and how to move forward with…