Showing posts from October, 2015

Your Legal Case Doesn't Have To Be Scary!

Enjoying scary events in honor of Halloween can be exciting, but being scared in "real life" is not nearly as much fun. Many people experience fear when facing a challenging legal situation, be it a car accident, a workers' compensation case, a criminal accusation, or a high-stakes divorce. No matter what legal challenge you may be facing, the team at O'Donnell Law Center will be here to help take the burden off of your shoulders as best we can. We Carry Your Burden ... Inevitably, we will all hit a bump in the road at some point in our lives. At our Lake of the Ozarks law firm , everything we do is designed to take the burden off of your shoulders during your difficult time. In the past, we have successfully helped clients navigate several different types of legal challenges, including... Defending their innocence in the face of a criminal accusation Securing much-needed financial compensation to cover their injuries Navigating a challenging divorce Pl

Consequences of a Domestic Assault Conviction

The month of October is designated as a time to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence, but it is also a good time to raise awareness of the collateral consequences of being convicted of domestic assault. As most people are aware, domestic assault is a criminal act and, as such, can have serious legal consequences. This week, the team at O'Donnell Law Center is here to offer some insight into the types of consequences that those convicted of domestic assault may face. Domestic Assault - What is It? "Domestic assault" refers to many different types of violent or hostile acts, many of which we hear about in the news and media. In addition to assault and battery, here are a few examples of other types of acts that you may be surprised could constitute domestic assault: Child Abuse   Elder Abuse Sexual Violence by Intimate Partners Verbal Threats of Violence Isolation From Other Persons or Communication Devices You do not have to be in a current cl

4 Situations In Which You Should Hire An Attorney

Do you need an attorney for that? There are a lot of different reasons to hire an attorney. Some situations can be easily handled on your own, but others may require professional legal representation at the Lake of the Ozarks . How do you know which applies to your unique position? O'Donnell Law Center is here to help. Situations In Which You Should Hire An Attorney: 1.  Difficult Divorces Having representation during a difficult divorce can be enormously helpful. You will likely be under a lot of pressure and stressed about making sure you have everything you need to support yourself after the divorce. Your Lake of the Ozarks divorce attorney will strive to ensure that you are set up for success in the next chapter of your life. 2.  Car Accidents A simple fender-bender may not require legal representation, but most of our clients find that having a lawyer help with serious car accidents can be very beneficial - especially in accidents that result in major injuries

7 Character Traits Your Attorney Should Have

If you have hired an attorney, chances are probably pretty good that you're dealing with a difficult situation. You might be navigating a challenging divorce, struggling to receive financial compensation for a car accident or work-related injury, or fighting to prove your innocence in the face of criminal accusations. No matter what your situation is, it's important that you retain a qualified, experienced attorney to guide you through your case.  How can you make sure you hire a Lake of the Ozarks attorney that will be able to help you? We strongly recommend scheduling an initial consultation with all of your prospective attorneys so you can learn as much about them as possible. In addition to asking about their legal experience, it's important to evaluate their character traits. Here is a quick look at some of the core character traits that your chosen attorney should have. 1. Trustworthiness This is quite possibly the most important trait your attorney should