Showing posts from April, 2015

"We Want A Divorce, But Which One Of Us Should Leave The Marital Residence?"

Unfortunately, divorce is a fact of life for many couples. It's no secret that divorce is a highly emotional and stressful event for everyone involved, and many couples feel overwhelmed at the very idea of filing for a divorce. As you work your way through the process, there are many factors that should be taken into consideration.  One of the most challenging decisions is who should move out of the family residence during the divorce proceedings. If remaining in the home does not present safety risks, then the decision to move out or stay in the marital residence may not be a simple one. Here is a brief look at a few of the factors to consider when deciding who should stay in the marital residence when filing for divorce, courtesy of your Lake of the Ozarks divorce attorney . Are There Children Involved? Divorce is already incredibly hard on children, and moving the children out of the marital residence may cause additional distress for them. If the children will be retainin

How To Knock Your Legal Case Out Of The Park

It's no secret that everyone involved in a legal case wants to win. Legal cases can be very time consuming, stressful, and expensive - especially if they don't turn out in your favor. At O'Donnell Law Center , we understand the pressure our clients are under and we make it a personal goal to lift this weight off of their shoulders. We work very hard to achieve the best results possible for every one of our clients. Here are some of the methods we use to increase our odds of a successful legal case. VALID GROUNDS A house built on an unstable foundation cannot stand. Similarly, your case will not hold up if it is founded on irrelevant grounds for a legal case at the Lake of the Ozarks . If you have questions about whether or not you have the grounds for a successful legal case, feel free to consult our experienced Camden County attorney . FACTS From criminal law to family law to business law, legal cases take on a huge variety of different forms. No matter w

What Is A Paralegal?

If you've ever heard the term "lawyer," you've probably heard the term "paralegal" too. Paralegals are different from legal assistants, and they play an absolutely integral role in the legal process at the Lake of the Ozarks . Here's a quick peek at a paralegal's role. Paralegal vs Legal Assistant Many years ago, the terms "paralegals" and "legal assistants" were used somewhat interchangeably, but now there is a movement to carefully differentiate the two. Paralegals and legal assistants both perform crucial roles, but paralegals typically have greater responsibilities than legal assistants. Legal assistants are usually tasked with drafting correspondence and organizing case documents, but a paralegal's job description can include almost anything their respective law offices' wish to include. In the United States, paralegals are not allowed to service clients directly - they must work for a lawyer as either

Simple (But Crucial) Estate Planning Reminders

Every one of us was born into this world at some point in time, and every one of us will pass on out of this world at another point in time. There are steps that should be taken before we pass in order to leave our survivors in good positions after we are gone. Here are some important things to think about as you begin planning your estate at the Lake of the Ozarks . Design A Will Your son may insist that you promised him your car after you passed, but your daughter may just as easily make the same claim. Verbally identifying which assets will be passed to whom is perfectly okay (and natural), but it won't be enough on its own. Your will is a legal document that will officially identify how your assets will pass to your heirs, and it will save your loved ones a lot of time and energy. If you have minor children, your will is also your opportunity to designate who you wish to be their guardian(s) in the event of your passing. Provide Healthcare Instructions Unfortunat