General Practice

AJS Law also helps individuals, families and businesses throughout Southwest Virginia with a wide range of legal matters.

Civil Litigation

We Can Help

Call AJS Law today if you need help with these or other legal matters. (800) 920-8001.

The implications of a civil dispute can have a significant impact on your financial security. If you are involved in a civil litigation or a dispute will probably need to be resolved through civil litigation, you should consult an attorney with experience and the resources to help protect your legal interests and to fight for those interests. Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, we are prepared to effectively represent your interests in civil court. If you are a plaintiff, we will help you determine what remedies you should pursue and what damages you should seek. If you are a defendant, we will help you defend against a plaintiff’s claims, negotiate a settlement, or seek pretrial dismissal options. Civil litigation can often be costly, and we will work towards trying to minimize your expenses while we zealously represent your interests.

Criminal Defense

If you are charged with a crime, you need someone with the experience to explain to you not only the elements of the offenses and the penalties they carry, but also the collateral effects that a conviction will carry for life. Your right to vote, your right to possess firearms, your ability to apply for student loans or government housing, as well as your criminal record can all be affected. We have the experience and knowledge to help you understand what is at stake and to defend you when you are faced with such tough circumstances. We strongly recommend consulting with an attorney immediately if you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony.

Business Law

Business owners and people thinking about starting a business need legal advice on many issues. There are issues that a business owner will have to consider such as how to set up or organize the business, how to finance or acquire office space or equipment, and entering into a lease agreement. We can help review lease agreements, which often favor landlords, as well as examine contracts. We can also help you set up your corporation or partnership which can possibly help to shield your personal assets from liability. We can also help negotiate or draft contracts, represent you in settlement negotiations, or prepare your case should a trial be necessary.

Property

Persons dealing with buying, selling or long term ownership of property frequently encounter issues and have problems involving joint ownership, boundaries, covenants, rights of way or easements, building and construction contracts, and zoning. Understanding deeds of bargain and a sale, general warranty, special warranty, gift, foreclosure, trust, severance of mineral rights, quitclaim and others usually takes an attorney. Title searches and surveys can reveal unexpected changes in property ownership. Having a legal counsel to assist with these issues and changes can help you distinguish between what you think you own and what you really own. Call AJS Law for help when you have a question involving real estate.

Wills - Powers of Attorney - Advanced Medical Directives ("Living Wills")

A common misconception is that wills are only for "rich" people. Having a will can help you avoid the common mistake of believing that your family knows your wishes or will know what to do in the event that you pass away. Wills can protect you and your loved ones if something happens. Wills can help you expressly lay out who will inherit what from your estate. If you do not have a will, a probate court could distribute your assets according to Virginia laws and not by your directions. You can also use a will to nominate a guardian for your minor children.

An advanced medical directive (or "living will") can help protect you by appointing a family member or a trusted friend to make important decisions about your health care if you are unable to. A living will can be helpful in stating your wishes regarding life support and end of life care. Contact our firm and help protect yourself and your family in the event that the unforeseen happens to you.

Effective Representation

We have the experience and expertise to assist you or your business with a wide range of legal matters. For effective representation, call us today. (800) 920-8001

Wytheville Office: 170 S. 16th Street • Wytheville, VA 24382 • Local: (276) 228-0944 • Fax: (276) 223-0047 • Toll free: (800) 920-8001
Radford Office: 7472 Lee Highway • Radford, VA 24141 • Local: (540) 731-4440 • Fax: (540) 731-0040
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