I live and work in Simi Valley and have been practicing here for the past decade. I... more
I live and work in Simi Valley and have been practicing here for the past decade. I love practicing law in Simi Valley and providing my community with personal, attentive, and experienced legal services, with integrity and effective advocacy. In 2006 I started my own practice in Simi Valley, and my practice now serves all of Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County. My areas of pr... view profile
(Click on picture to enlarge). The Law Offices of William J. Waters, A Professional... more
(Click on picture to enlarge). The Law Offices of William J. Waters, A Professional Corporation, is located in Simi Valley, California, and is currently specializing in BANKRUPTCY LAW. We are your local source for representation in all Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. In practice in California since 1982. Located in Simi Valley since 1993. 32+-years experience in general practice law... view profile
I have a boutique firm and limit my practice to matters relating to Estate Planning,... more
I have a boutique firm and limit my practice to matters relating to Estate Planning, including: Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Medi-Cal Planning, Advance Health Care Directives, Special Needs Trusts, Veteran’s Benefits. Probate, Will Contests, Business Succession Planning and Business Law in Thousand Oaks and throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. I mainly work... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.