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Tips to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

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We’ve all heard about recent natural disasters. From wild fires to hurricanes to tornados, there are many ways your property can be naturally damaged. While many times these disasters happen with little to no notice, you can have a plan in place ahead of time. Being located in central Missouri, we are more likely to have a natural disaster in the form of a tornado. It’s best to have all of your important documents squared away before the threat of a natural disaster strikes.


Have an Emergency Plan for your Family Make sure everyone in your family knows the plan in case of an emergency. Establish a few meeting places that you can all gather, should something happen. Also, let a family member or close friend out of the area know about your plan, and try to establish a communication method if you are impacted by a natural disaster. Texting can sometimes be easier than making a phone call if your area has been impacted.

Have an Emergency Kit Handy It’s best to have a tub, filled with emer…

All About Our Pet Trusts

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What will happen to your pet when you pass on? This is a burning question that many of our clients want answered. Pets are a big part of our lives and they quickly become part of the family. Our Lake of the Ozarks law firm has an answer for you – a pet trust. Yes, you heard that right. Establishing a trust for your pet is an easy way to ensure your furry friend is well cared for after you pass. It’s a similar process to setting up a trust for your property and is a great way to ease your mind as you think about the unpredictable future.


A pet trust is a legal document providing for the care and maintenance of one or more pets in the event of the animal owner’s disability or death.  We pride ourselves on offering quick and easy delivery of a pet trust. While you are setting up your pet trust, it may get you thinking about your personal belongings and estate. We can help you update and/or create an estate plan to complete your end of life arrangements.

Here at O’Donnell Law Center, work…

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest

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The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is this weekend. Come out September 14th through September 16th for a thrilling weekend of biking, memories, and fun. We know how much fun these bike rallies can be and we’re excited to share some of the passport stops with you. Stop by as many of these stops as you can and get your passport stamped.


2018 Passport Stops: #1 - Lake of the Ozarks Harley Davidson
6482 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach MO 65065
573-302-7600

#2 - Harmy’s Cheese Store & More, LLC
6378 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-693-1243

#3 - Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina
1680 Autumn Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-302-1745

#4 - Redhead Lakeside Grill
1700 Yacht Club Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-693-1525

#5 - Angelo’s Pizza & Pub
1030 Highway KK
Osage Beach, Mo 65065
573-693-9427

#6 - Surdyke Yamaha
5863 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-6575

#7 - Dog Days Bar & Grill
1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-9797

#8 - Tirebiter’s Peanut…

Why Distracted Driving is Dangerous

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Many motorist multitask behind the wheel. From changing the radio to grooming on your morning commute, many things can take your attention away from the road. Even if you look away for a split second, the driving conditions around you may change just as quickly. This can lead to a dangerous situation on the roadway. If you aren’t convinced distracted driving is bad, take a look below to learn why it is so dangerous.


Why Distracted Driving is Dangerous: Delayed Reaction Time If you are not paying attention to the road while driving, your reaction time may increase. The driving conditions around you may change in a split second and you won’t have enough time to react in a timely manner. If the car in front of you comes to an abrupt stop, you may need to be hitting the brakes as soon as possible but this may not happen at the right time if you are distracted and focused on another task.

Eyes Away From The Road Your eyes are a key part of driving and scanning the road around your vehicle …