Steven L. Higgs, P.C.

9 Franklin Road, Southwest
Roanoke, Virginia  24011-2403

Telephone: (540) 400-7990
Facsimile:   (540) 400-7999
Email: higgs@higgslawfirm.com
Web: www.higgslawfirm.com

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Please contact us for specific information concerning legal assistance in the following areas:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • "Living Wills"
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Planning, Administration and Probate of Estates
  • Planning and Administration of Trusts

Estate and Succession Planning

In business and personal planning, we have the experience to provide our clients with legal assistance ranging from simple wills to estate planning and complex trust arrangements, and planning for the succession of closely-held businesses. These matters may be handled either on an hourly fee basis or on a flat fee basis.

Click Here for an informational brochure published by the Virginia State Bar entitled "Wills in Virginia"

Pre-need Medical Directive Planning

For individuals, having a power of attorney and a medical power of attorney are often far more important than having a will.  The simple form "living will" prescribed by the Code of Virginia, which is the form most often disseminated by hospitals and other health care providers, is inadequate for most people, and serves to protect the interests of health care providers more than the interests of the patient.  We can help you prepare a medical power of attorney that is tailored to your needs, and we have created a unique "omnibus" advance medical directive that combines the elements of a "living will" with a very detailed medical power of attorney.  The omnibus advance medical directive gives our clients the ability to tailor their wishes and instructions before a medical emergency forces a decision, or worse, exposes a poor decision.

Click Here for an informational brochure published by the Virginia State Bar entitled "Your Right to Decide: Communicating Your Health Care Choices in Virginia."

Powers of Attorney

For individuals, having a power of attorney and a medical power of attorney are often far more important than having a will.  We have the experience to work with you to prepare powers of attorney specific to your business and personal needs, including general powers of attorney, limited-time and limited-purpose powers of attorney, "springing" powers of attorney, and powers of attorney related to the management and succession of business interests.


Trustee and Executor Services

Our firm is authorized by Virginia law to, through its attorneys, render fiduciary services to individuals, estates and trusts by serving as Trustees under trust instruments, including lifetime trusts or trusts created as part of a last will and testament. We may also serve as executor or administrator of an estate. These matters may often be handled on a fixed fee basis.  Please contact us for a copy of our current fee schedule.

Click Here for a detailed "Guide to Administration of Decedents' Estates in Virginia" published by the Virginia Bar Association.

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Real Estate Closings:  The Law in Virginia with Forms (assisting Professor W. Wade Berryhill) (1984, The Harrison Company).