Bankruptcy Lawyer in Charlottesville, VA
Miller Law Group, PC1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 341
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONMiller Law Group, PC was established in 2001 by attorney Larry L. Miller. The firm handles cases relating to: bankruptcy, foreclosures, mortgages, real estate, and, family law.
With more than 30 years of combined experience, the attorneys and professional staff at Miller Law Group, P.C. have worked hard to protect what’s important to our clients, including their assets and their families.
Our law firm serves the communities of central Virginia, including Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
You can stop harassing calls from creditors and gain peace of mind with seasoned bankruptcy help from Miller Law Group, P.C., a central Virginia debt relief agency. With more than 30 years of combined experience, Larry Miller and his legal team help central Virginia residents find debt relief through bankruptcy. We thoroughly analyze your unique situation and help you determine your best options. We treat each person with respect, because we know how tough it is to seek help. There is no need to feel embarrassed and we give no cause for you to feel judged. Bankruptcy can help you with:
• Stopping garnishments
• Stopping foreclosures
• Stopping repossessions
• Reducing car payments
• Eliminating credit card debt
• Eliminating medical debt
- Real Estate
Conveniently located to serve the needs of central Virginia, Miller Law Group, P.C. and its team of real estate lawyers in Charlottesville help individuals and businesses with real estate matters. For both residential and commercial properties, these typically include:
• Buying and selling
We review your contracts, ensure your closing is the best it can be, fight in your corner to make sure the contracts are followed, coordinate with the many parties that need to communicate for a smooth transaction, answer your questions and handle the paper and financial exchanges.
Similar to buying property, refinances need a great deal of coordination among parties as well as assistance with answers to questions and with handling the paper and financial exchanges.
• Short sales
Selling your property for less than the total amount owed can be a viable alternative to foreclosure. Closings involving short sales are unique and different from traditional purchases and sales. The professional staff and real estate attorneys at Miller Law Group, P.C. have experience in short sales and provide guidance and support for all parties involved.
• Foreclosure (creditor)
If you hold a deed of trust on a property and the debtors have failed to honor that mortgage, we can assist you in recovering the property through foreclosure.
• Foreclosure (debtor)
If you are the debtor and foreclosure is threatened or scheduled, we can discuss and implement alternatives to help you keep your home.
• Seller financing
If your buyer has trouble qualifying for a loan, you may be interested as the seller to help finance the deal. We can help you understand whether this choice is right for you, and if so, guide you through the process step by step.
• Reverse mortgages
If you are over age 62, own your own home and otherwise qualify, you might find a reverse mortgage helpful. Miller Law Group, P.C. can help you look at this alternative that lets you stay in your home without making monthly mortgage payments and may even let you obtain some of the value (equity) from your home for your financial needs.
• Gifting and Family Land
Central Virginia is unique in the amount of family land that passes between generations. Miller Law Group, P.C. is skilled in assisting families with the proper procedure for gifting family land.
• Lifetime Estates
This is a useful tool to assist families to keep “family land” intact while allowing for those they love (members by marriage or “significant other” relationships) to remain in a property for life.
• Loan Modifications
A terrific solution to financial strain may be a loan modification. Those who have tried this on their own have commented they find the mortgage company “runaround game” to be very frustrating. Miller Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you streamline the process and achieve results with less hassle and headache.
- Family Law
We have been serving the needs of families in central Virginia for many years. Our goal is to lend support and counsel to guide families through their milestones, giving you peace of mind. Whether you come to us angry, frustrated, afraid or aggressive, we work diligently to meet your goals.. We routinely handle cases that involve:
Ending a marriage involves a series of decisions for your future and that of your children. And at a time when emotions may run high, you can rest assured that an experienced divorce lawyer is guiding you through the process, helping you see the short- and long-term impact of your choices. We listen patiently to the details of your situation and advise you through every stage of your divorce, including distribution of your property. We advocate for your best interest from the initial consultation through final decree and beyond, if need be.
• Spousal support
We work hard to advocate for the financial benefits of the spouse in a divorce. It is not easy to adapt to the financial impact of divorce. Miller Law Group, P.C. strives to reach a fair and reasonable result for our divorcing clients.
• Child custody and visitation
Custody and visitation matters can be the most heart-wrenching. It is often best when divorcing couples can agree on custody and visitation. But when that’s not possible, we take the matter to court, advising you step by step on what you can expect. Above all else, the court keeps the child’s best interests in mind.
• Child support
In Virginia, the level of child support is determined by state guidelines based on income and the number of children involved. However, the court can deviate from these guidelines to ensure the child’s needs are met. Our divorce lawyers can help you understand the guidelines and how they apply to your situation.
• Modifications for child support, custody or spousal support
Sometimes circumstances change following the court’s decision on child support, child custody or spousal support. Only the court can grant changes. Miller Law Group, P.C.’s attorneys can present the request for changes to the court in seeking — or objecting to — changes to the court's prior rulings.
Bringing a child into your home can be a joyous event, but sometimes bureaucracy and red tape get in the way. Miller Law Group, P.C.'s family lawyers in Charlottesville can make sure your adoption proceeds as smoothly as possible so you and your child can begin your life together.
- Injury Claim
We know how frustrating it can be when you’re counting on the benefits from an employer or a state or federal program to help you and your family in a time of crisis. Miller Law Group, P.C. helps injured victims and their families obtain benefits from:
• Social Security Disability
Many Social Security Disability claims are denied the first time around. At the Miller Law Group, P.C., we understand the frustration. We can assist you in stepping through the demands of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the appeals process.
• Workers' compensation
We know the challenges employers and their insurance companies present when you or a loved one is injured on the job. We assist you in working through these obstacles to give you the best opportunity to receive the workers compensation benefits you are entitled to.
An experienced estate and wills lawyer in Charlottesville can help craft a will and other documents to ensure your wishes are clearly expressed, lower the chance of family disputes, and reduce the pain and confusion caused by your loss.
- Powers of Attorney
Without a power of attorney, your family is prevented from providing full care for you without asking the Court for permission. That is time consuming, expensive and administratively challenging. Not all Powers of Attorney are created equal. Make sure you work with an attorney to put the best one in effect for you.
• Durable Power of Attorney
Which is effective immediately upon signing the document can grant your attorney-in-fact a narrow or wide array of powers. You will want to make sure your attorney discusses with you what you do and do not want your “attorney-in-fact” to do.
• Springing Power of Attorney
This only becomes effective upon your disability. The advantage of this document is that you can rest assured that you are still 100 percent in control of your affairs until doctors have determined that you are no longer able to do so. At that point the Power of Attorney springs into effect and your family can take care of you without Court intervention.
• Specific Power of Attorney
Which can be created for either a specific event (e.g., to sign real estate documents) or for a specific period of time (e.g., while out of the country).
- Business Formation
When you start up a business, you have choices to make about business structure. With care and meticulous attention, Miller Law Group, P.C. and our business formation lawyers in Charlottesville can help make your business dream a reality. Each business structure option has a set of advantages and disadvantages regarding liability and taxation. We help you choose the right structure to suit your needs:
A corporation must pay taxes on its profits and its shareholders or owners must pay taxes on any salaries or stock dividends. One of the biggest benefits of forming a corporation is that your personal assets are kept separate from those of the business.
In a partnership, you and others come together to undertake a business venture with the intent to make a profit. As a partner, you'll need to report profit and loss on your individual tax return. You are held liable for the business's obligations.
• Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
An LLP provides its partners with limited liability. In most cases, as a partner, you are not held personally liable for the negligence or the debts of other partners.
• Limited Liability Company (LLC)
An LLC enjoys many of the same tax benefits of a partnership and limited liability benefits of a corporation. LLC owners, or members, are generally protected from personal liability. There is no income tax at the business level, but members will have to report profit and loss personally.
• S corporation
A common business structure for small businesses, an S corporation has a special federal tax status that allows profit and loss to pass through the corporation directly to the owners or shareholders for tax purposes. If you choose this option, you will be shielded from personal liability for the corporation's debts, under most circumstances.
• Sole proprietorship
With this option, you are the business. You are entitled to all profits and are personally liable for all business obligations, including debt and damages.
Mr. Larry L. Miller
Bankruptcy, Business Formation, Debt Relief, Family Law, Real Estate
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