Friday, October 16, 2020

Tips for Properly Explaining Your Divorce To Your Children

Divorce can be tough, emotional, and unpredictable. For many, it is really NOT something you see coming. It can be even harder when children are involved. That being said, our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for properly explaining divorce to your children in this week's blog. If you are considering divorce, please consult with one of our experienced divorce attorneys in Lake Ozark today. Get your questions answered and have a better idea of what you will be getting into. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at 573-348-2211.



Tips for Properly Explaining Your Divorce To Your Children

Go into the conversation you have with your children with a plan.

It's important that you at least have somewhat of a plan when going into this and that you're not speaking poorly about your ex in front of your kids. That may be too easy for you to do when you are emotional. Take a few minutes to get a plan together in your head or on paper and go into this with a guide.

Be honest.

We can't stress this enough, be honest. Let your children know that they aren't the blame for this and that this is a decision you and their other parent came to yourselves. You may avoid your children going through the emotional trauma of blaming themselves by going about it this way. Also, answer any questions they may have honestly. Be upfront and speak calmly to your children. Set a good example by not getting dramatic and emotional in front of them about the divorce.

If you already know which parent is moving out, let your kids know that too.

Typically, when two parents decide to divorce, one will likely stay in the currently shared home and the other will leave. The parent moving out will likely try to find a home relatively close so that it is easier to share custody of the children. If you already know who is moving, be honest about that with your kids.



Do You Need An Experienced Divorce Attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks?

Gibbons Law Firm is here for you! The legal aspects of family law can be highly complex and highly sensitive and emotional because of the personal nature of the disputes. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney—with the ability to listen and counsel clients, investigate and negotiate cases, to defuse conflict, and, when necessary, to litigate a case—is important to a successful outcome of a family law case. To learn more about our practice and to schedule a free consultation regarding your divorce, please call Gibbons Law Firm today. Our Lake Ozark Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211. No divorce may feel easy, but your interactions with your attorney should be. We pride ourselves on returning calls promptly and offering our services in a very kind and professional manner.


Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.


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2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B4
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 348-2211

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Why Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying a Home

Are you thinking of buying a home this year at the Lake of the Ozarks? Have you ever bought a home before? If not, you should know there ARE a few benefits you may appreciate by hiring a real estate lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks when buying a home. Our Lake of the Ozarks law firm is here to give you a few reasons to hire a real estate lawyer when you buy a home, in this week's blog.



Why Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying a Home

It's important to remember here that hiring a real estate attorney in the state of Missouri is not legally required, it can just a really smart idea in some cases. For example, an experienced real estate attorney can help you with:

Paperwork

Your attorney can make sure all your paperwork is drafted properly and filed in the appropriate places. Trying to do this on your own may end up taking up too much of your time and without the proper experience, you may end up making a costly mistake. An experienced attorney can answer any questions you may have about this part of the process and make sure you are covered legally every step of the way.

Real Estate Titles

An attorney can obtain a title search of the property and review the chain of title to ensure that there are no defects in the title.  If there are potential defects in the title, the attorney can assist a client in addressing those issues. 

Contracts

A properly written contract is ESSENTIAL in the real estate buying process. Having an experienced real estate attorney on your side here can only help you. For example, your attorney can go over your contract in great detail and make sure everything is legitimate and adheres to Missouri laws. He or she can also make sure you cover all possible issues that may arise in your contract and that you are properly prepared.



Interested in Hiring a Real Estate Attorney in Missouri?

When buying a home for the first time, there is no way of predicting the future and knowing how to outcome will turn out ahead of time. To try and make sure that you are legally prepared for any outcome, call an EXPERIENCED real estate attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks today! Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211. You can also stay up to date on our latest announcements, legal tips, and community events we may be involved in by following us on our social media channels listed below. All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope you found this blog enlightening and helpful when it comes to finding your dream home and dealing with legal issues that may or may not arise. If you have any questions about the process, please give us a call. If you would like to schedule a consultation, your first one is free.


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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 348-2211

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Matters That May Delay Your Child Custody Case

Any time you are going through a divorce with children, emotions are likely running high. It can be a tough time. There's no doubt about it. However, there are certain things you can try to avoid in order to make your case run a little more smoothly. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few examples of matters that may delay your child custody case in this week's blog. If you are about to embark on a tough child custody battle, please call our Law Firm in Lake Ozark today. Gibbons Law Firm has the experience and skill to help you in your time of need. We can be reached at 573-348-2211. 



Matters That May Delay Your Child Custody Case

With many child custody cases, there are A LOT of people involved. When you have so many people involved in a case like this, that may leave room for delays in case completion. For example, some cases may require that you coordinate with a:

Guardian ad Litem (GAL)

This is someone the court may appoint to gather information in regard to what is in the best interest of the child or children. This may require SEVERAL visits with the child. Any time you schedule a visit with a child, as a parent you likely know, that can be challenging to coordinate. They may have extra-curricular activities, visits with your ex, or other conflicts that may make scheduling the GAL visit tough and tiresome. However, in some cases, it has to be done.

Counselor 

In some case cases, a counselor may be appointed to work with you (the parents) and the child. They may want to work with you on co-parenting with your ex and give you tips and guidelines on how to coordinate with your ex in the best interest of your child. Again, this leads us to our next point, schedule conflicts may delay a child custody case.

Schedule Conflicts

As a parent, you KNOW how busy life can be. Working full-time to support your child keeps you busy. If you stay at home to care for your young child while your co-parent works, that is a full-time job too. Either way, you likely have a BUSY life, and scheduling legal visits like we described above can be challenging and sometimes delay your case. Remember, Gibbons Law Firm is here to help.



Need An Experienced Child Custody Lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks? We Are Here For You.

We know how difficult and emotional these sorts of cases can get, which is why we handle them with complete understanding and zero judgment. Our attorneys have YEARS of experience and have helped MANY clients through hard times such as these. We can help you too. If you are in the middle of a tough divorce with children, remember Gibbons Law Firm is here for you. Give us a call today. We can be reached at the phone number listed below. Your first consultation is free. Please follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay informed on what we are doing on a weekly basis here at Gibbons Law.


Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.


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Gibbons Law Firm
2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B4
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 348-2211

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