Friday, March 27, 2020

Items To Keep Out Of Your Will

As we all know, you can't predict the future. There is no debating that. With that in mind, if you don't already have an estate plan in place, our Lake of the Ozarks Law Firm strongly encourages you to do so as soon as possible. An estate plan allows you to have your wishes met at a time where you can't speak for yourself. For help getting your estate plan put together, call our attorneys in Lake Ozark today. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211. In the meantime, keep reading this week's blog for items to keep out of your will.


Items To Keep Out Of Your Will 


You can't leave money to your pets.
Many people consider their pets their family. That's completely understandable. While you can't legally leave money to your pets, you CAN name someone to care for your pets upon your passing and leave the money to them to use on your pets.

You can't leave retirement money in your will.
The funds you save in your retirement accounts, such as your IRA or 401K, must go to the designated beneficiary. Therefore, you can't try and split the funds between the beneficiary and someone else in your will.

You can't leave money for illegal reasons.
For example, if you're only leaving your cousin money with the condition that they must use it to buy drugs for themself, that can't be done.

Don't put funeral instructions in your will.
Upon your death, your family is likely going through all kinds of grief and thinking to look in your will for funeral instructions is probably the last thing on their minds. Make it known before you pass away, if possible, where you are leaving your funeral instructions and do so in a safe place, such as a home vault or a safe deposit box. Proper organization can help your loved ones in this time of great tragedy.

If you have a disabled loved one that you care for, don't arrange for someone to care for them in your will.
There are right ways of leaving care for a disabled person upon your passing and a will is not the correct place to do that. Ask your estate planning attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks about trusts or other options that may be more appropriate.


Estate Planning Lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks


All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you are as safe as you can be during this insane time in history. Take the proper precautions and protect yourself and your family. We are available via phone calls if you have any questions related to legal matters. If you would like to get your estate plan put together or if you just have questions about your current estate plan, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211. Follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on all of our latest announcements. Stay safe everyone!


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Friday, March 20, 2020

Boating Safety Tips for Your Fishing Trip

Many of you may be getting your fishing boat ready for the spring around this time! With all of the stress stirring around this coronavirus pandemic, peace can be found while fishing on the great Lake of the Ozarks. Please keep in mind that accidents can still happen. Our boat accident lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few boating safety tips for your next fishing trip. If you or someone you love has been injured in a boating accident at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call Gibbons Law Firm today for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211.


Boating Safety Tips for Your Fishing Trip


Focus on boating and avoid distractions, like:

  • Consuming alcohol
  • Eating while boating
  • Turning to talk to someone while navigating the boat

Keep updated on the weather forecast for the day.
Don't take your boat out if you know there's a storm coming. It's Missouri and you honestly never know what the weather is going to do. You're putting yourself and others who may be on the boat with you at risk by deliberately taking your boat out knowing bad weather is coming. It's not worth the risk.


Keep enough lifejackets on board for everyone.
Not only is this a safe habit to get into but it's required by law. They have to be easy to get to in case of emergency as well.

Be sure to watch for swimmers and other boat traffic.
Pay attention to the water. The Lake of the Ozarks is known as a recreational Lake, meaning many like to swim, obviously when it's warmer, and many like to fish.


Be Safe on Your Fishing Trips at the Lake!


All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you found this blog enlightening and helpful. With many of today's sports being canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, fishing is still around to be enjoyed. Again, fishing boat accidents do happen, unfortunately. Many can be prevented just by following a few simple boat safety rules.

You should know that personal injury law applies to claims that arise when a person has sustained injury or damage caused by another party. The cases range from those involving motor vehicle and boating accidents, business torts, defective products, premises liability, sexual harassment and discrimination, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death. If it is proven that another party’s wrongful conduct caused injury or damage, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation from the other party. Gibbons Law Firm generally represents such clients on a contingency fee basis and receives compensation only when the case is resolved.

If you find yourself needing a personal injury lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, please give us a call for your free consultation. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements as go through this time of uncertainty.


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Monday, March 9, 2020

3 Future Ramifications a Criminal Conviction Can Cause

Our criminal defense lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are very aware of what the future can hold for those who have a criminal conviction on their record. We feel it's important that you know in what specific ways a criminal conviction can affect your future. Keep reading this week's blog for possible future ramifications a criminal conviction can cause. Our Lake of the Ozarks law firm is committed to providing clients with criminal defense services that will ensure their rights are protected and they are treated fairly. For a free consultation, call Gibbons Law Firm today at (573) 348-2211.


3 Future Ramifications a Criminal Conviction Can Cause


A Criminal Conviction On Your Record May...

1. Make renting or buying a home very difficult.
You should know that many landlords run background checks on their tenants and are less likely to accept a renter who has a criminal history. It can be hard to find a place to rent when you have a record. Buying a home can also be a struggle. A mortgage lender will need to see a reliable income in order to secure a home loan. This can be hard to prove, especially if you are having issues landing a job due to your criminal record.

2. Make finding the right job extremely challenging.
Realize that many applications will require you to disclose your criminal record. This may lead to difficulties in landing a job. Often times, someone with a criminal history does not get a job or even a call for an interview.

  • Employers will typically run a background check on potential employees. 
  • It's best to be honest about your history, even though it can be a tough subject to discuss with a future employer. 
  • Trust is an important part of hiring someone and you can start to establish trust if you are upfront about your past.


3. Make getting a college degree almost impossible.
Know that if you are considering continuing your education, it may be difficult to get accepted to a college.

  • Many educational facilities will run a background check on their potential students. 
  • This may have a negative impact on your search for further education.
  • Just like with an employer, it's best to let the admissions office know about your criminal history upfront. This can help you get ahead of the hurdles versus letting it come up as a surprise.


Gibbons Law Firm Is Here For All Your Criminal Defense Legal Needs.


All of us here at our law firm in Lake Ozark hope you found this blog enlightening and that it makes you really think about the number of ways a criminal conviction can really affect your future. It is so important that you get an experienced criminal defense attorney in Missouri on your side if you find yourself in this unfortunate type of situation. Gibbons Law Firm represents clients in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. Roger Gibbons has successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases of all types. To learn more and to have your first consultation, which is free, give us a call today. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211.


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Friday, March 6, 2020

3 Estate Planning Tips for New Parents

Congratulations on your new baby! We wish you the best as you welcome your new little one into the family. Our estate planning lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to give you a few tips for putting together a great estate plan that reflects your new little bundle of joy, in this week's blog. This is an important document you should have drawn up as soon as possible. Gibbons Law Firm can help you with this vital process. Call our Lake of the Ozarks law firm today at (573) 348-2211.


3 Estate Planning Tips for New Parents


Designating a Guardian

1. Designate a guardian you can trust.
Guardian is the term used to describe the person you designate in your will to care for your minor children in the unfortunate event you pass away before they are of age. This should be someone you trust more than anyone else as they will be the provider and legal guardian for your children.

2. Keep in mind that the guardian you name will likely be responsible for your child's money.
Until your child reaches the age of 18, whoever you name as their guardian will likely be in charge of the child's financial assets.

3. Keep your child from going into the foster system.
Designating a guardian means you HAVE THE SAY in who cares for your children at a time you are not physically able to. If you haven't named a guardian for your children and you don't really have a next of kin, there's a possibility they could end up in the foster system. If you have more than one child, there likely is no guarantee they would end up in the same home. Prevent this and name a guardian in your will.


Allow The Experts To Help You With Your Estate Plan!


Gibbons Law Firm can make sure there are no unknowns with your estate planning process. Get your legal questions answered by our experienced estate planning attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks. We offer free consultations and you should never go into this process being unsure of how something works. Gibbons Law Firm is committed to prompt communications with clients during engagements, consistently providing sound legal advice, answering questions, and guiding clients through difficult legal situations. As an experienced lawyer and litigator, Roger Gibbons’ clients benefit from legal advice that is well-balanced and based on comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the law in many areas. We invite you to contact our firm to set up an appointment to meet with us about any estate planning questions or issues that you may have. We will listen to your concerns and give you straightforward and honest advice. Call (573) 348-2211 today. You can also learn more about the legal services we provide by visiting our website at www.GibbonsLawFirm.com. Follow our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) FAQs

Driving while intoxicated is such a serious mistake. You could be making a life-changing mistake that's putting yourself and others in danger. You should always designate a sober driver no matter what the case. If you do find yourself needing a DWI lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you should contact Gibbons Law Firm in Lake Ozark. Your first consultation is free. Our local Lake Ozark Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211. In the meantime, keep reading this week's blog for the answers to a few frequently asked questions regarding driving while intoxicated.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) FAQs


Q: If asked to take a field sobriety test, do you legally have to do so?

A: Technically, if you are pulled over and the police officer asks you to participate in a field sobriety test, which may involve actions such as:
  • The HGN test, which involves following the officer's finger with your eyes.
  • The one-leg stand test, which is pretty self-explanatory.
  • The walk-and-turn test, which requires you to walk and turn with one foot and come back.
You can refuse to take the field sobriety test, however, if you do appear to be intoxicated on the scene, the police officer may have grounds to arrest you still. Be aware of this. 

Q: Are DWI checkpoints legal in the state of Missouri?

A: Let's define what a DWI checkpoint is just to make sure we are all on the same page. You may find these on your route home from a large event that involved many people drinking alcohol. It's an organized stop where law enforcement officers stop everyone who passes by to see if there's any sign of the driver being intoxicated. Some people may feel that an officer doesn't have probable cause to stop everyone, but checkpoints are in fact legal.


Q: If you already have multiple DWIs and get pulled over for drinking while intoxicated, what happens?

A: Your punishment may be more severe than a first-time offender, that much is obvious, but it's more important than ever that you get an experienced DWI attorney in Mid-Missouri to walk you through your options. Come up with a plan and get all your questions answered.


Gibbons Law Firm Can Help!


Driving while intoxicated is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you are facing a driving while intoxicated charge, you should really consider getting an experienced criminal defense attorney is Mid-MO as soon as possible. Gibbons Law Firm represents clients in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. Roger Gibbons has successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases of all types. We are committed to providing clients with criminal defense services that will ensure their rights are protected and they are treated fairly. Find out more about how we can assist you by contacting our Firm and making an appointment today.


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Child Support for Your Family: What Can You Do?

Child support is an essential tool needed to raise a child as a single parent, right? Everyone has a different situation, but when two parents divorce and one parent is expected to pay child support to the other parent who spends the most time with the child, typically that money is very relied on. What do you do if that money stops showing up in your account all of a sudden? Our child support attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for keeping your child support coming in smoothly on a regular basis. For help with matters regarding child support in Missouri, call Gibbons Law Firm today for your free consultation at (573) 348-2211.

Points To Be Aware Of When It Comes To Child Support


What To Do...

When You Stop Receiving Child Support Payments Suddenly
When child support is court-ordered, that typically doesn't change. That being said, the income one receives from their job is taken into account when the child support amount is calculated and if the payer of child support loses their job, that may constitute a SHORT stop in them having to pay. However, you still need to petition the court and get the child support your child deserves.

If You Never Received The Payments in the First Place
Don't panic! If your ex isn't paying you child support that he or she is legally required to do, you do have legal options. According to the Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984, you can seek the help of the district attorney in this case. Typically, your ex will be served with papers saying they must pay or jail time may be enforced, but this is a last resort. Garnishing wages, withholding tax refunds, suspension of occupation license or business license, revoking of the driver's license, and property seizing may be enforced in cases like this. The point here is your child is your responsibility, child support needs to be paid one way or another.

If Your Co-Parent Who Has Been Paying Child Support Loses Their Job
Again, you still need to petition the court if this happens. They are still responsible for paying child support. Yes, they may possibly get a short break in paying child support while they try to get another job, but they still need to get it paid.



Child Support Lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks


Gibbons Law Firm assists clients with all types of family law cases, including child support. We are committed to providing the legal counseling and advice that clients need in these types of cases. Find out more about how we can assist you by contacting our Firm and making an appointment today for your free consultation. Family Law Family law deals with issues arising from marriage and other domestic relationships. Divorce is hard for everyone, but no single parent should have to support their child all by themselves, if the child has two parents, they have two people who are responsible for them. To learn more about child support in Missouri, please call Gibbons Law Firm today. We can be reached at the phone number listed below and you can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and legal tips.


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Friday, February 7, 2020

Factors That Can Mean You Have a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case

Sexual harassment in the workplace can be a serious offense. No person should ever feel unsafe in their workplace and there is no excuse for it. Sexual harassment is a type of personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few factors to consider that may mean you have a workplace sexual harassment case in this week's blog. If you are in need of a consultation regarding your personal injury case at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call Gibbons Law Firm today at (573) 348-2211.


Factors That Can Mean You Have a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case


What Type of Sexual Harassment Are You Dealing With?

The federal law classifies two primary forms of sexual harassment in the workplace:

Type 1: Quid Pro Quo
The Quid Pro Quo is when an employees' work status is threatened or changed due to a sexual advance or favor. If someone is being hired, promoted, or fired contingent upon their willingness to submit to sexual advances or perform a sexual favor, it is quid pro quo harassment.

Type 2: Hostile Work Environment
A Hostile Work Environment results when a person or group of people are made to feel uncomfortable at work. No physical contact has to be made to create a hostile work environment. A sexual joke or comment can certainly lead to a hostile work environment.


How Do You Know Its Sexual Harassment?

You should realize there are many forms of sexual harassment. Below you will find 9 examples of common sexual harassment situations, to help you better identify the type of harassment in the future:

  1. Asking for sexual favors. 
  2. Making uncalled for or sexual noises around another employee. 
  3. Asking about the sexual history of a co-worker. 
  4. Showing sexual photographs or objects.
  5. Insulting someone's clothing or appearance. 
  6. Threatening an employee if they refuse sexual advances or favors. 
  7. Touching someone in an inappropriate manner (brushing up against them, placing a hand on shoulder or back). 
  8. Discussing sex or sexual acts with another employee. 
  9. Kissing, hugging, punching, or grabbing someone you work with. 


Think You May Have a Personal Injury Case?


You don't know until you ask and the best way to get your answers is to go in for a FREE consultation and talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Lake Ozark. Explain what happened and together you will find whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.  If it is proven that another party’s wrongful conduct caused injury or damage, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation from the other party. Gibbons Law Firm generally represents such clients on a contingency fee basis and receives compensation only when the case is resolved. If you think you have a personal injury case, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney to know your legal rights. As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you will have the burden of proving your case. Consequently, before you hire a personal injury attorney, you may want to consider his or her willingness and ability to take your case to trial, if necessary, and whether he or she has a proven record of obtaining settlements and winning jury trials. Learn more and give us a call today at (573) 348-2211.


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Friday, January 31, 2020

4 Factors That Indicate You Should NOT Be Driving

You should always designate a sober driver if you plan to go anywhere and drink. You should never drink too much and try to drive home, no matter what the circumstances are. Mistakes happen and too many people have made the mistake of drinking and driving before. If you've made the mistake of drinking and driving and are faced with a DWI, we urge you to contact our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks. You will need an experienced Lake Ozark attorney to represent you and Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211 for a consultation. Don't drink and drive - that may sound like an obvious statement, but history proves it's not so obvious to some drivers. Keep reading this week's blog for a few reasons why you shouldn't try to get behind a wheel if you are intoxicated or have just been drinking and are feeling slightly buzzed.



4 Factors That Indicate You Should NOT Be Driving


1. You're not thinking at your best.
When drinking, your judgment may be impaired. This is not a good attribute of a driver. Your judgment of traffic and other situations on the roadway may be hindered if you have alcohol in your system.

2. You're not moving as quickly as you normally would.
Alcohol can inhibit the time it takes for you to react to a situation. If you are operating a vehicle, you may not have the same reaction time as you would sober. If someone in front of you stops abruptly, you may not be able to get your vehicle stopped in time. If a deer jumps out in the road, you will likely not be able to react in a timely manner to avoid the animal. Swerving may be your instinct and this can lead to overcorrecting or travel off the road.

3. Your motor skills are likely off.
Your coordination may be impaired when driving under the influence of alcohol. It may make it difficult to navigate the roadway safely. Staying between the lines can be difficult for someone who has been drinking. Coordination is a vital part of safely operating a vehicle.

4. You may not be seeing clearly.
Road lights, signs, and other car's headlights can all blur together if you have been drinking. Many times a drunk driver will subconsciously drive toward a light that catches their eye. This can lead to a very dangerous situation on the road, especially with oncoming traffic.

Contact Gibbons Law Firm for a DWI Consultation.


If it's your first consultation, it's completely free. We don't charge anything for the first consultation. This gives you the chance to get your questions answered. This process can be scary and you may think that you automatically have no way out of this DWI, but believe it or not, things can be challenged in a DWI case and you should know all your options before assuming the worst. Gibbons Law Firm represents clients in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. Roger Gibbons has successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases of all types. We are committed to providing clients with criminal defense services that will ensure their rights are protected and they are treated fairly. Find out more about how we can assist you by contacting our Firm and making an appointment today. Give us a call at (573) 348-2211.


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Friday, January 24, 2020

3 Questions To Ask Yourself If Considering Divorce

Divorce is not a decision to be made lightly. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks can tell you that it can change your life forever. That being said, sometimes divorce is the necessary choice for some married people. If you are considering a divorce, we strongly encourage you to contact an experienced divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks first, before making any irrational decisions. Call Gibbons Law Firm today for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211. In the meantime, keep reading this week's blog for a few questions to ask yourself if you are considering divorce.


3 Questions To Ask Yourself If Considering Divorce


1. Have you tried working your issues out amongst yourselves?
You don't want to go through the painful process that divorce can be and feel like you made the wrong decision. It's wise to pursue every available option to work out your marriage first just so that you are certain when you choose to divorce, that it was the right call for you and your family. You should do what's best for your specific situation but just be prepared and armed with all of the available information.

2. What is your plan post-divorce for your children?
If you are considering divorce you should know now that the court rules in the best interest of the children. Whatever you may be envisioning for your kids, you need to be realistic and communicate with your ex because your plan may not align with what is best for your kids.

3. What are your financial concerns regarding divorce?
There are many different types of marriages, some where both parents and some where one parent works and the other gives up his or her job to stay home to care for your small children. If you give up your job for your kids and then you get divorced, you may be concerned about how you will support yourself and your children. If this sounds like your situation, you should ask your divorce lawyer in Mid-MO about alimony and what your chances are of getting it.


No one ever really plans for their divorce to end in marriage. It's sad that about fifty percent of marriages end in divorce today, but the facts are that they do. If you're afraid your marriage is about to end in a divorce and have a ton of questions about what you should do next, call Gibbons Law Firm today. Your first consultation is free and you will likely feel more prepared if you at least get your many questions answered by someone who can guide you through this. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211. You can also follow us on all of our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on all of our latest announcements.


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Child Custody Planning Tips for Unmarried Parents

You never know what may happen in life. Not all families are formed after marriage, some start well before marriage. Our child custody lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you by giving you a few child custody planning tips for unmarried parents in this week's blog. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation regarding your child custody plan, please call Gibbons Law Firm today at (573) 348-2211.


Child Custody Planning Tips for Unmarried Parents


Agree on the last name you give your child.
Since you and your partner are not married, you likely don't have the same last name, so how do you decide on what last name to give your child? Many couples will either give one of their last names to the child or one of their last names can be the child's last name and the other last name can be the child's middle name. The point here is to make sure you both agree on what the child's last name will be.

Make sure that both parents are on the birth certificate.
You'll want to put both your names on the birth certificate. This can ensure that you both have parental rights, such as visitation rights, custody rights, and child support.

Consider adoption if you are married to one of the biological parents.
In some cases, two people will have a baby but choose not to stay together, but then one of those parents will get married and that spouse would like to be a parent. Many times the court will approve of this is they are married and may be more difficult if not.

Be sure to claim your child on your taxes.
It makes the most sense for the parent who has the highest income to claim the child on their taxes.

Know your rights if you and your unmarried partner break up.
If two unmarried, biological parents of a child break up, they both still have the right to pursue custody.


Family Lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks


All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you found this blog helpful. No one person can plan their life out exactly. Family Law deals with issues arising from marriage and other domestic relationships. The cases give rise to matters that include divorce, legal separation, division of assets and liabilities, spousal support, child custody, child support, and other matters. Other related aspects of family law include adoptions, annulments, guardianships, paternity cases, termination of parental rights, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. We can help you with all of this and more. Call Gibbons Law Firm today for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211. Gibbons Law Firm assists clients with all types of family law cases and we would be happy to help you with yours.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Safe Driving Tips for 2020

You should always designate a sober driver if you know you will be out somewhere drinking. DWIs at the Lake of the Ozarks happen and it's a very serious offense. With there being a huge Mardi Gras Pub Crawl coming up, we want to point out the safe driving options to get home or to your nearest lodging facility for the night. Our Camden County attorneys are also here to give you a few safe driving tips for the New Year! For your free DWI consultation, please call Gibbons Law Firm today at 573-348-2211.


Source: http://lakepubcrawl.com/

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - The World's Largest Pub Crawl!
DATE : Saturday - February 8, 2020
TIME : Busses Start at 4:00 PM (VIP Shuttle Service Available too!)
COST : $10 Wrist Band

The wrist band is required and includes:

  • Entry to 16 participating venues
  • Unlimited entertainment – All locations will have band or DJ
  • Bus transportation to all 16 locations.
  • Pick up and drop off at participating Hotels/Motels.
  • Wrist bands can be purchased the night of the event or before the event at all 16 participating 

THE SAFE DRIVING OPTION FOR THE PUB CRAWL

23 total buses run from 4:00pm til 2:30am and will get you to and from your designated lodging facilities with no need to drive. Hotel shuttles are provided to get your crawl started and route buses stop at every location on the crawl.

If you live nearby and need a sober ride home versus one of the participating hotels, plan ahead and ask a sober friend to come to pick you up or call a taxi. Check HERE for a few taxi options at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Safe Driving Tips for 2020

  • Travel at a safe speed and obey the traffic signs at all times.
  • Be aware of weather conditions and travel safely and accordingly.
  • If possible, don't risk driving on ice. If you don't have a choice, then drive as slowly and cautiously as possible.
  • Wear your seatbelt at all times and be sure that your passengers put theirs on as well.
  • ALWAYS designate a sober driver if you are intoxicated and can't drive.



Always Designate a Sober Driver!

Our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks can tell you that some pretty horrific accidents at the Lake have happened and were caused by drunk driving. You should always have a sober driver. The consequences are severe for drunk driving, which is why you should have an EXPERIENCED DWI attorney who can walk you through your legal options. Gibbons Law Firm represents clients in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases. Roger Gibbons has successfully tried hundreds of criminal cases of all types. We are committed to providing clients with criminal defense services that will ensure their rights are protected and they are treated fairly. Give us a call today to find out more about how we can assist you. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211.


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Friday, January 10, 2020

Estate Planning Tips for Millennials

While estate planning is important no matter what age you are, many who are at a younger age, such as Millennials, can tend to put their estate planning efforts on hold until they are older. Our estate planning lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to urge you to get your estate plan together as soon as possible. You never know what is going to happen in life and the sooner you get a plan in place, the sooner you won't have to worry about it anymore. You also need to keep your plan updated as your life changes. For example, if you get married and have children and you put in your estate plan that you would like your spouse's mother to the be the guardian but then she passes away or you get divorced and change your mind, then you need to update your will with the current guardian you are choosing. Gibbons Law Firm is here to give more estate planning tips for Millennials in this week's blog. If you have any questions, please give us a call today at 573-348-2211 for your free consultation.


Estate Planning Tips for Millennials


You have the opportunity to include your partner in your plan.
Many millennials are waiting until later in life to get married or are just not getting married at all. Cohabitation can be a big trend too, where partners will live together and be in a long-lasting relationship but they don't get married. If you want to leave some of your priceless possessions to your significant other, an estate plan can allow for that to happen.

Protect your children in the event of your untimely passing.
A will allows you to name a guardian to care for your minor children in the event you pass away. While no one wants to think about their death, wouldn't you rather have a say in who cares for your children if you are no longer able to?

Donate to your favorite charity.
It has become a trend where you can leave some of your assets to your favorite charity upon your passing. Ask your estate planning attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks about this during your consultation if it's something you are interested in.

Protect the business you have worked so hard to create.
You can leave behind detailed instructions for what happens to your business and how you would like that handled in your will.



All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you found this blog enlightening. Again, we urge you to make an estate plan, if you haven't already. You can never predict what's going to happen in life and no one ever knows when it's their time to go. We are here for you. Give us a call today to get your estate plan created, we can be reached at 573-348-2211. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on all our latest announcements.


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