Showing posts from May, 2019

Summer Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

The sun is shining and the unofficial kick off to summer was last weekend. Being a popular destination for vacationers, the Lake of the Ozarks area has a number of events planned for the summer. Our Lake of the Ozarks law center has featured some of the most highly anticipated events of the summer below. Lake Race 2019 May 30, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019 Camden on the Lake Lake Race is one of the most thrilling racing events at the Lake of the Ozarks. The fastest boats on water will be taking to the water to duke it out to see who can cross the finish line first. It’s an exiting event for all ages to enjoy. Lake Area Community Orchestra at Ha Ha Tonka State Park Jun 04, 2019 Ha Ha Tonka State Park The Lake Area Community Orchestra will again be staging one of its free Summer Concerts at Ha Ha Tonka State Park on Tuesday, June 4, beginning at 7:00 pm. Community members and visitors are cordially invited. The Canine Cannonball Jun 07, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019 Dog Days Bar & Gri

Ways to Honor the Fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend – Monday, May 27th – and we think this is a great opportunity to talk about the true meaning of the holiday. While a long holiday weekend creates the perfect chance for a family road trip or a bbq with friends, the true meaning behind the holiday is much different than many think. Memorial Day is a holiday created to honor men and women who died serving our great country. Learn more about the holiday and unique ways you can honor those who’ve given so much. The Meaning of Memorial Day: Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The holiday originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Traditionally people would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers on Memorial Day – which is where the original holiday, “Decoration” Day, stemmed from. Ways to Honor Fallen Soldiers this Memorial Day: Decorate Graves As the original holiday name suggests, decorating graves of soldiers and family members w

Reasons to Establish a Prenuptial Agreement

Planning your life together as you enter into marriage is an exciting time. Although planning your wedding is a fun step to take together, there is much more to planning your future together. Depending on your unique situation, a prenuptial agreement (prenup) may be a good idea for your marriage.  Our Lake of the Ozarks attorney can help construct an agreement to help protect you if your marriage ends due to death or divorce. While it may not be the most romantic topic to discuss, it’s an important discussion that needs to happen, in certain circumstances. Learn a few reasons why a prenuptial agreement at the Lake of the Ozarks may be the right choice for you. Couples with a Significant Income Differences Getting married to someone who makes significantly more or less income than you do could create problems in the event of divorce. Without a prenup in place, and depending on several factors, a disparity in income between the parties may be a factor in awarding maintenance, whi

Ways to Prepare for Tornado Season in Mid-MO

Spring is a common time for tornadoes to make their way across the Mid-West. Destroying anything in their path, this weather occurrence is a scary and potentially devastating time for many. There is typically little to no time to prepare before a tornado hits your area, but there are ways to plan ahead for such a disaster. Keep an Eye on the Weather When storms are in the forecast, keep a close eye on the weather. If things look like they are taking a turn for the worse, go ahead and prepare your family to take cover. A weather alarm or radio is a convenient safety device to have in your home for weather warnings in your area. Plan Your Actions Ahead of Time Make sure your entire family has a plan in mind for action to take as soon as a tornado siren sounds. Many times, there’s just seconds to take cover in this instance and it’s best to have an upfront plan that everyone knows. This time of year, go over the plan so it’s top of mind for all of your family members. It’s best

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

In honor of Motorcycle Awareness Month, we’re focusing on driving tips to make the roads safer for everyone. With an increase in motorcycle traffic with the warmer spring temperatures, now’s a great time to refresh our driving safety tips for responsibly sharing the road. Take a look below for some quick tips to make the roads a safer place this spring and summer. Increase Following Distance When driving around a motorcycle, it’s important to think about the time it takes to stop. A motorcycle can come to a quicker stop than a full-sized vehicle. Therefore, you should increase your following distance. It’s recommended to increase your safe following distance by four seconds when behind a motorcycle. This can help give you enough time to react and slow your vehicle as needed. Look Twice Before Turning Before you enter the roadway, it’s important to check the lane of traffic at least two times before pulling out. You may be looking beyond the immediate traffic if you look quic