Compassionate Charlottesville Law Firm Resolves Your Family and Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate Matters
Bringing the experience of more than 30 years of practice to individuals and families in central Virginia
The skilled attorneys with the Miller Law Group, P.C. are dedicated to helping clients in Albemarle County and surrounding counties find relief from a variety of legal challenges. Whether you require assistance for bankruptcy, estate planning, real estate, civil and family law, or business formation matters, we are committed to resolving your case to your satisfaction.
- Filing for bankruptcy. While filing for bankruptcy is not a decision to be taken lightly, it’s one that can offer much-needed relief from crippling debt.
- Means test. You must pass a means test based on the median income in Virginia when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
- Chapter 7 bankruptcy. To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides immediate relief from creditors, you must pass a means test.
- Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy involves a structured repayment plan, usually over three to five years. It may be a better choice for you if you wish to keep your home and you don’t qualify under the means test required by Chapter 7.
- Credit counseling. You are required by law to attend credit counseling when you file for bankruptcy. We help you find court-appointed agencies that offer accessible, friendly, nonjudgmental counseling.
- Debt management. We advise you on ways to manage your debt so you can handle future challenges, such as a job loss or any other change in financial circumstances.
- Creditor harassment. Once you file for bankruptcy, creditors are prohibited from calling, sending letters or harassing you in any way. We make sure harassment by creditors ends.
- Foreclosure defense. We provide foreclosure defense if you’re in imminent danger of losing your home by helping you to negotiate with your lender.
- Loan modification. Our firm can guide you through the loan modification process so that your paperwork is completed properly and sent to the appropriate parties.
- Stop repossession. We can help stop repossession of property by a lender if you’ve missed a loan payment.
Estate planning law
- Last will and testament. A knowledgeable attorney is your best resource for a last will and testament that ensures your wishes are honored following your death.
- Will laws. For a will to be valid in Virginia, it must follow Virginia’s will laws. Our estate attorneys can ensure your will meets every requirement necessary.
- Living wills. Living wills are legal documents in which you declare your wishes concerning medical treatment should you become incapacitated. We help you draft a living will that ensures the decisions you make are carried out.
- Avoiding probate. Because probate can be a lengthy and costly process, we can advise you on ways of avoiding probate to save you time and money.
- Trusts. Trusts are instruments that transfer your property to a designated person, known as a trustee. Our attorneys can help you establish a trust that best meets your needs and desires.
- Living trusts. A living trust is created during your lifetime to spell out your wishes for your assets, dependents and heirs.
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts. Revocable trusts can be changed; irrevocable trusts cannot. Our attorneys help you decide which type of trust is in your best interest.
- Asset protection and planning. We help with asset protection and planning to preserve your assets and your property.
- Wills and powers of attorney. While wills specify what you wish to happen with your assets following your death, powers of attorney are only enforceable during your lifetime, allowing someone to act on your behalf if you become too ill or incapacitated to do so.
Real estate law
- Real estate laws. By making sure you have an understanding of the real estate laws that govern the buying and selling of property in Virginia, we can ensure a smooth transfer of property.
- Short sales. If you’re trying to avoid foreclosure, a short sale may be your best option. We help you through this process.
- Deeds in lieu of foreclosure. If you’re prepared to leave your home in exchange for being relieved of the balance of your mortgage debt, giving your creditor a deed in lieu of foreclosure may be an option.
- Reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages are an option for those 62 and older who wish to stay in their homes but can’t continue with mortgage payments. We can advise you on the benefits of such mortgages.
Civil and family law
- Spousal support
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Modifications of court orders
- Injury claims
- Social Security disability
- Workers compensation
Business formation law
- Limited liability partnership (LLP)
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- S corporation
- Sole proprietorship
Contact our experienced firm to discuss how we can help you best achieve your goals
The attorneys and professional staff at the Miller Law Group, P.C. work hard to protect what’s important to our clients: their families and their assets. For help with your bankruptcy, family law, estate planning, real estate or business formation matter, call us locally at 434-202-5293 or contact us online today for your FREE APPOINTMENT. Our law firm is located behind the Senior Center in Charlottesville and is handicapped-accessible. Parking is available outside the door.
Serving the communities of central Virginia, including Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro.