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Found your Dream Home? Proceed With Caution

For most people, there is no transaction more daunting than the purchase of a house. In most cases, the purchase goes smoothly and the couple settles into their new dream home. However, in some cases, due to the complicated nature of the papers, lack of experience in real estate transactions, and the desire to “just… Read More »

Can I Adopt My Step Children?

When a parent remarries, the new spouse often serves as a surrogate parent and develops a close relationship with any children living in the home. In certain circumstances, the relationship is even closer than the children have with their other natural parent. In such situations, it may be desirable for all parties involved to make… Read More »

Which Type of Trust is Right for You?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the best trust of all?  When faced with choosing between the myriad of trusts that exist, you may feel the situation is as random as a witch getting an answer from a talking mirror. However, each trust serves a specific type of purpose. The key is in knowing… Read More »

Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

If you are a senior citizen, you may be house rich and cash poor. What that means is you may have a lot of equity in your home, or even have it paid off, yet you may not have very much liquid cash in your checking or savings accounts. If so, a reverse mortgage may… Read More »

Let’s Be Honest: Talking To Your Kids About Bankruptcy

Hard times can happen to the best of people. If you’re going through a bankruptcy, there is no shame in it. Bankruptcies occur for many reasons, a job loss, an illness, or even a poor investment. If you’ve made the decision to file for bankruptcy, you are on the path toward recovery. You may be… Read More »

Inherited A House, Now What?

When siblings inherit their parent’s house, the issues surrounding what to do with it are numerous. One sibling may wish to keep it, and one may wish to sell it. There are many complications attached to inheriting real estate and much of it depends upon how the property was passed and the children’s intentions regarding… Read More »

Spring Has Sprung (But Hopefully Your Power Of Attorney Has Not)

You may have heard a lot about powers of attorney, but how do you know if you need one? Most everyone, from military personnel, to senior citizens, to a person going on a cruise could benefit from a power of attorney. What is a power of attorney and what powers will my chosen representative have?… Read More »

Will I Lose Everything if I File for Bankruptcy?

Your beliefs about bankruptcy might include thoughts of the government selling everything the debtor owns, leaving them destitute. This is simply not true. Most people are able to keep many of their possessions after bankruptcy, giving them a chance to get finances under control, stop creditor harassment, and get a fresh financial start. Whether you… Read More »

Announcing the Launch of Our Blog

Welcome to the blog of the Miller Law Group, P.C. Our Charlottesville, Virginia office handles cases involving bankruptcy, estate planning, real estate, civil and family law and business formation matters. For more than 30 years, we have been providing our clients with compassionate and dedicated legal services. This blog will educate and inform clients by… Read More »