A Breakdown Of Our Family Law Services

Family law covers a wide range of legal services, and many of them are sensitive subjects. From divorce to adoption, family law cases can be highly emotional because they impact the people you care most about – your family. Our family law attorney in Osage Beach, MO knows how difficult it can be to work through a case that impacts your family, but we also know there is often some confusion when it comes to the different case types that the family law category covers. This week, O’Donnell Law Center is providing a break-down of some of the types of family law cases that we can assist with.

Divorce A divorce legally dissolves a marriage. But it often does other things, such as dividing marital assets, setting apart the non-marital property, determining custody, visitation and child support, and ordering maintenance. Some of these factors can be quite complicated to resolve, and as a result, can impact the length of time it takes to complete the divorce process.

Adoption Adopting a child…

Tips for Working Through a Custody Battle

Getting a divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved but your emotions may be heightened even more if you have children involved in the divorce. Child custody is its own category in the family law realm and our attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you work through your divorce, child custody, and child support case as you start this new phase of your life. A custody battle can bring out the worst in people as fighting for time with your children is a sensitive subject. O’Donnell Law Center has provided some helpful tips as you work through the struggles that may be involved in a custody battle.

Consult an Expert An experienced divorce attorney can help offer guidance through this difficult time. It can be hard to navigate the legal system alone and it’s best to know about all the potential consequences that may be caused by a decision you’re making out of emotion.

Think About Your Child’s Best Interest Your child should be your top priority through the entire custody bat…

Ways to Honor Veterans this Veterans Day

Veterans Day will be here before we know it. Taking place on Monday, November 11th , this federal holiday is a time where we honor those who have served our country. This is a time to honor and give much-needed praise to the men and women who have served our great country. Our law center at the Lake of the Ozarks takes Veterans Day very seriously and we want to help offer some ideas of ways you can honor a veteran this coming Veterans Day.

Attend a Veterans Day event at a local school. There are many local schools that put on a Veterans Day assembly. Whether you choose to participate and speak at the event or show your support in the crowd, it’s a very important way to honor those who have served our country. If you have children in school, ask them about the upcoming assembly and come up with ways to honor veterans at home, as well.

Participate in the Veterans Day parade Many towns across the country will put on parades this Veterans Day. Osage Beach has a Veterans Day Parade startin…

Reasons to Think About Guardianship for Your Kids

When you have children you likely image yourselves growing old and watching your child grow throughout the years. Unfortunately, that’s not always how real life plays out. If something were to happen to you and your child’s other parent, what would happen to your child? Who would they live with? Who would ensure their needs are provided? If you cannot easily answer this question it may be time to make an important decision in the life of your child. If you can answer this question but don’t have any legal paperwork in place, it’s time to start the ball rolling.

The importance of nominating the person who you want to care for your child As a parent, your child’s future and wellbeing is likely a top priority.  Toward that end, it is important to nominate the person who you want to care for your child in the event you and your child’s other parent is unable to do so. Having this sort of decision made and planned out ahead of time can help take some relief off an already stressful situati…

Local Fall Festivals the Entire Family will Love

Fall is an exciting time for many families to get out and enjoy the crisp, beautiful weather. Our law center in Osage Beach, MO knows how special it is to spend time with your loved ones this time of year. Fall is all about the changing leaves and enjoying the great outdoors. Check out some of the upcoming events our area has to offer.

Thunder Mountain Fall Festival – Saturdays & Sundays in October Bridal Cave/Thunder Mountain Park
Each Fall Thunder Mountain comes alive for the fall season. Included in your tour of Bridal Cave is all of the fall festival activities, such as live bluegrass music, pumpkin painting, pumpkin chunkin', hay bale mountain, fire pits for smores, bat bag toss, face painting, pumpkin tic tac toe, pedal tractor racing, hiking the pumpkin trail and picking out your favorite pumpkin. It’s fun for the whole family.

Osage Beach Fall Festival – October 12 Osage Beach City Park
Come out for this exciting annual event for kids of all ages to enjoy from 10:00am-…

Get To Know the O’Donnell Law Center Staff

Our law center at the Lake of the Ozarks has many unique features that sets our firm apart from others in the area. But we have to mention our amazing staff as one of the great assets here at O’Donnell Law Center. We’re excited to feature our team members in our latest blog. Meet the team you’ll be working with, when you choose O’Donnell Law.

Regina Lynch, ParalegalRegina was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated high school in 1980 with a certification in Graphic Art Design.  After graduating, she was employed at a construction equipment company for 14 years, and ended her career as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager to relocate to the lake area.  She and her husband, Bob, have lived here now for over 20 years.
After moving to the lake area, Regina worked as a Court Clerk and Deputy Village Clerk for a local municipality for several years. She enjoyed learning the different functions of small government and handling all the aspects of the court proceedings.
Over the past 1…

Tips for Discussing End of Life Decisions with Your Family

Your arrangements for end of life, also known as an estate plan, are not the most pleasant of topics to discuss with your loved ones, but it’s something that will make the lives of everyone involved much easier when the time comes to implement this plan. Individuals who haven’t prepared their family in advance, or even worse – who have no estate plan in place - can leave a heavy burden for other family members to carry as they work through the probate process. Our estate planning attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks knows this topic carries a heavy burden, but we’re here to offer some tips on how to make it a little easier to discuss your end of life decisions with your loved ones.

Meet with an Estate Planning Attorney A good place to start is to meet with an estate planning attorney that reviews with you your family structure, past, present and future life events and any particular concerns that you have, the types of assets that you own and how they are titled, and your estate plannin…