Showing posts from August, 2019

What We've Learned About Divorce in the Past 5 Years

We’re excited to celebrate our 5th anniversary this August and we’re dedicating our blogs to showcasing what we’ve learned in the past 5 years in business. Our Lake of the Ozarks law center has a great deal of experience in helping our clients through the divorce process. Take a look below to get a glimpse at a few of the things we’ve learned about divorce along the way. Not Every Divorce is the Same The divorce process differs greatly from case to case. Each couple’s situation is unique and customized solutions are needed for almost every circumstance. Just because your friend had a rough divorce does not mean your divorce has to be the same, and vise versa. Expect the Unexpected Divorce is one of the most emotionally challenging times and that kind of stress can make people act unlike they normally would. Your spouse may act in a way that you never thought possible. Just remember, to some extent that is normal and part of the divorce process.  When that happens, it can be

What We’ve Learned About Probate the Past 5 Years

August marks our 5 year anniversary and we’re celebrating in a unique way. We’re dedicating a blog series to various kinds of law that our law center at the Lake of the Ozarks practices in. This week, we’re featuring some of the things we have learned and that we think you may like to know about the probate process. Probate is not as scary as it sounds.  The majority of people think of probate and assume the worst. It doesn’t have to be as bad as many are led to believe. It does take time and money to work through the process but a professional attorney on your side can help make it much less intimidating and more efficient. Preparing your estate plan can help prevent probate, but not always.  Many people don’t realize that a will is not enough to keep your estate out of probate. Taking the additional steps of assigning a non-probate transfer (such as a payable-on-death or transfer-on-death designation) to each asset takes a little extra time and effort, but can go a long w

What We’ve Learned about Estate Planning in the Last 5 Years

August marks our 5th year in business. Our Lake of the Ozarks law center is celebrating by sharing some of the observations we’ve made along the way in the practice area of estate planning. If you’re interested in creating an estate plan at the Lake of the Ozarks , this blog is for you. What is Estate Planning?  Estate planning consists of thinking through your end of life wishes, and reducing them to writing. It’s not the most uplifting topic to think about, but if you have assets that you’d like to be gifted to a certain family member or friend, or if you have small children that you would like to plan for should you suddenly no longer be able to care for them, then an estate plan in Camden County, Missouri can help ensure your wishes are carried out. What We’ve Learned about Estate Planning: Everyone can benefit from an estate plan.  There is a common misconception that people with a significant amount of wealth are the only ones who need an estate plan.  However, no