Showing posts from February, 2017

O'Donnell Law Center: Giving Your Case The Technological Advantage

Here at our Lake of the Ozarks general practice law firm , we employ a lot of different technology in order to provide superior service to our clients and keep our firm functioning at maximum efficiency. We recognize that by the time they come to us for assistance, our clients are already under a great deal of stress. Our goal is always to decrease that stress, not add to it. In order to help lighten your load, we put you in control of how we deliver your legal services to you. Keep reading to learn more about the technology we use at O'Donnell Law Center and how it can give you an advantage. Video Chat Video chat platforms are possibly the most frequently used form of technology in our office. Since our Office Manager, Andrea Harris, works from her home office two hours away, we use video chat internally to conduct our staff meetings (or to chat around the water cooler). We can also use platforms such as Skype or Facetime to meet with our clients, thus eliminating any cha

3 Things To Know About Pleading Guilty

When you are arrested for a crime, you are legally presumed to be "not guilty." If you proceed to trial, the prosecution is tasked with the process of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and you will only be found guilty if they succeed. As the defendant, you can choose to bypass the trial proceedings by pleading guilty. However, before you do so, it is important to get a realistic understanding of what a guilty plea may entail. Our criminal defense attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help. A Few Things To Know About Pleading Guilty 1. Pleading Guilty May Result In A Lighter Sentence Pleading guilty to a crime upfront (rather than waiting for the prosecution to prove guilt after a long and rigorous trial process) may result in a lighter sentence than would otherwise be rendered. However, this may not always be the case. Your attorney can help you get a realistic expectation of what the outcome for both situations may be so that you can make a mo

6 Questions To Ask When Building A Prenuptial Agreement

If you're one of the hundreds of couples to have gotten engaged over the holidays, chances are you are already knee-deep in the wedding planning process. There is much to discuss - how many guests you want to invite, where you want to get married, whom to have in your bridal party, and countless other details must be attended to. Of course, planning the wedding itself isn't the only task ahead of couples planning to get married. O'Donnell Law Center is here to remind you of another important task to address as you prepare to enter into a new marriage. Building A Prenuptial Agreement If you are getting married in the near future, consider establishing a prenuptial agreement. This agreement sets the basic ground rules for which of your assets and liabilities will be shared and which will be kept separate. It helps outline how assets and liabilities will be divided in the event of a divorce, which can be especially valuable in relationships where one of the spouses