Showing posts from February, 2019

Estate Planning for Your Cherished Pets

February 20th pet lovers everywhere celebrated “National Love Your Pet Day”, and at O’Donnell Law Center we value the special relationships people share with their pets. Our furry and not so furry, friends truly become family and it’s important we think about and provide care for cherished pets in case of death or disability of the pet owner.  Do you have someone designated to step in as caregivers for your pets?  Do you want to provide financial assistance for the support and care of your pets if needed?   Do you want to ensure that your beloved animals do not end up in a shelter not of your choosing?   Estate planning for your pets is no different than planning for other family members, and the staff at O’Donnell Law Center can help you ensure that your pets receive the care, support and yes even pampering they are accustomed to in the event your caregiver role abruptly comes to an end.  About Our Estate Plans: People rarely want to think about end of life preparations and

Interesting Facts about George Washington in Honor of Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day will be here before we know it. This federal holiday honors Presidents of the United States, including our first President – George Washington. The date of Presidents’ Day is near Washington’s birthday. Our country was founded on certain laws for all citizens to abide by. Many of which laws are still in place today. Our law center at the Lake of Ozarks will be closed on Presidents’ Day to help honor the great men who founded our country. Join us in honoring our great Presidents. Interesting Facts about George Washington: George Washington’s birthday has become a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February, even though his actual birthday is Feb. 22nd. A young George Washington attended school from the age of 6 to 15. He then became a surveyor because he knew his family could not afford to send him to college.  He never lived in Washington D.C., even though it was named after him. New York City and Philadelphia were the capital cities during h

Valentine's Day at the Lake

Valentine’s Day is almost here and now’s the time to be planning for your day with that special someone. If you’re not sure about what to do on Valentine’s Day this year, take a look below for some of the area events surrounding this love-filled holiday!  Free Wedding Vow Renewal at Bridal Cave Feb 10, 2019 Bridal Cave Bridal Cave cordially invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us. Renew your wedding vows on Sunday, February 10th from 9am to 4pm Each couple will receive fresh flowers for the Bride from Janine’s Flowers, Lindsey Webster Photography will take a wedding portrait available for download online, a Goodie Bag with lake area discounts and a Lifetime Pass to Bridal Cave at NO CHARGE! Valentine's Day Dinner at Seven Springs Winery Feb 14, 2019 Seven Springs Winery Dinner served from 5 - 8 pm. Entertainment starts at 6 pm. Menu: A 10 oz. Grilled KC Strip, Lobster Tail, Caesar Salad, Asparagus, Baked Potato & a Dinner Roll with Red Velvet cake infuse

Misdemeanor & Felony – What’s the Difference?

Being accused of a crime can be a stressful time for you and your family. As an experienced attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks , we help our clients through the legal process they are about to encounter. Most people have heard the terms “misdemeanor” and “felony” before, but many don’t know exactly what the terms are. O’Donnell Law Center has dedicated this week’s blog to just that – sharing the differences between a misdemeanor and felony charge. What is a Misdemeanor? A misdemeanor is a crime that is a minor offense. This type of crime is usually punishable by fines, a year or less in jail, community service, probation, or any combination of the four possibilities. It’s viewed as a lesser offense than a felony. Examples of offenses that qualify as a misdemeanor are: • Shoplifting • Possession of marijuana under 35 grams • Driving Under the Influence, first offense • Driving without a driver’s license, first offense • Violating a restraining order What is a Fel

Gear Up for the 2019 Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is coming up shortly. Now’s a great time to be preparing your teams and fundraising for this fantastic event.  Here at our Lake of the Ozarks law center , we know supporting our local community is important and the Polar Plunge is a great event that deserves support. Learn more about the 2019 Polar Plunge below. Polar Plunge 2019 Feb 23, 2019 Lake of the Ozarks State Park PB2 Hours of Operation: Registration: Noon - 2pm; Parade of Costumes Line Up: 1:50 pm; Parade of Costumes: 2pm; Plunge: 2:30pm This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri. SOMO exists to provide year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and our athletes need you to get involved. Become a coach, volunteer, recruit a future athlete and learn how you can make a difference! Partic