Showing posts from January, 2017

How Is Child Support Calculated?

Though every newlywed couple dreams of a lifetime together, divorce is unfortunately a fact of life for many people. Recent statistics show that the divorce rate for first marriages range between 40-50%, and that the divorce rate for second marriages can be even higher.

When children are involved, the divorce process often becomes more challenging and  stressful. Even though they do not share the same household anymore, most couples will share the responsibilities of raising and supporting their children. This week, O'Donnell Law Center examines the financial aspect of this shared responsibility.

An Overview Of Child Support

Child support flows from a court or administrative order that allocates between the parents  the costs associated with raising children in separate households. Suppose, for example, that post-divorce, the children will live with the mother during the week and with the father on weekends (or perhaps every other weekend). Since the mother has the lion's share o…

What Can O'Donnell Law Center Offer You?

We carry your burden ~ You carry on with life
This simple phrase is more than our tagline. It's our motto and our mission - our deeply held belief that guides our every move. We strongly believe in providing the best possible service to each and every one of our clients.

O'Donnell Law Center - Legal Representation That Cares

Addressing legal issues often feels challenging, overwhelming, and stressful. We recognize that frequently, people who come to an attorney seeking legal counsel are already under a great deal of stress. At O'Donnell Law Center, we strive to become a true resource to our clients. In addition to offering the legal counsel and guidance our clients need, we also offer referrals for other trusted providers in the area and - perhaps most importantly - a sympathetic and understanding ear. When you work with O'Donnell Law Center, our primary goal will be to lift the burden off of your shoulders and place it onto our own, allowing you to carry on with life wit…

5 Quick Tips For Entrepreneurs

There are few things as exciting (and terrifying) as taking the plunge and opening your own business. Limited only by your imagination and determination, you'll face endless possibilities as an entrepreneur. Of course, in order to become a successful entrepreneur, you must be adept in more areas than just your chosen field - you must also be able to handle the business, financial, and legal responsibilities associated with running a company. Our business attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you succeed by offering these quick tips to anyone dreaming of starting a business in Missouri.

1. Choose A Field You Are Passionate About.
Building a business from the ground up requires an immense amount of time, energy, and effort. If you aren't passionate about the industry or the cause you have chosen, you may burn out quickly. Before embarking on the adventure of building a new business, make sure you are honest with yourself regarding whether or not your chosen field trul…