Creating an estate plan is not just a practical endeavor, it is also a gift you give to those you love. A well thought out estate plan does protect your hard-earned assets; however, it also protects your loved ones should you become incapacitated and after you are gone. Given everything your estate plan can do for you and your loved ones, care should be taken when selecting an attorney to help you create your plan. The estate planning attorneys at Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation are acutely aware of the importance of your choice and would be honored to be selected to assist you with your Perris, California estate plan.
Perris, California is located about an hour southeast of Los Angeles in Riverside County.
Once inhabited by Native Americans, the area now known as Perris wasn’t discovered by European settlers until the California Southern Railroad constructed a train depot in the area in 1882. In fact, the city is named after Fred T. Perris who was the chief engineer at the railroad. Ironically, Perris never actually lived in the City of Perris. The City of Perris was officially incorporated in 1911.
The lack of groundwater meant that dry grain farming was the primary crop of farmers in the fledgling city. Alfalfa, the King potato, and sugar beets were some of the vegetables farmed in the Perris Valley. Each year in June, the city’s agricultural roots are celebrated at the Rods, Rails and Potato festival.
The Orange Empire Railway Museum, commonly referred to as “the trolley museum,” celebrates Perris’ roots relating to the railroad. In 1956, a group of young men sensed that the rapidly expanding freeway system in Southern California was leading to the death of the Southern California trolley network. These enthusiasts set out to preserve some of the trolleys for future generations. The first home for the trolleys was Travel Town, a display of railway equipment in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. Ironically, Travel Town faced its demise when the Ventura freeway was designated to cut through the portion of Griffith Park where the exhibit was housed. After months of searching, the group found a new home for the trolleys on an abandoned railroad right-of-way in Perris, which it shared with another group named the Southern California Railroad Museum. The two groups merged in 1975. The Santa Fe Railroad donated the historic 1892 Perris depot to the museum. Thoughout the decades more track was added to create a continuous trolley loop. The museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006 and is now the largest operating trolley and railroad museum on the West Coast.
Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation in the Perris, California Community
The attorneys and staff at Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation are proud to serve the Perris, California community. Just like it took diligent planning to bring the Orange Empire Railway Museum to its present status as the largest railway museum on the West Coast, planning your estate can be a lifetime endeavor. We believe we best serve our clients by developing lifelong relationship with them that allow us to be there when life events prompt updates to their estate plans. We are honored to be part of the Perris community and equally honored to be able to serve the residents who live there.
The estate plan you create when you are a young adult will inevitably need to be reviewed and revised several times over the course of your lifetime to reflect the changes in your life. For example, your original Last Will and Testament will need to be updated when you marry and/or become a parent. As the parent of a minor child, you will want to nominate guardians and perhaps save for your child’s college education. You may want to have your trust drafted to safeguard your child’s inheritance until such time as he/she is old enough to legally inherit from your estate and to protect the inheritance from divorcing spouses and creditors. A trust may also be able to help you with incapacity planning and probate avoidance.
As you age get older, you may decide to incorporate a long term care planning in to your estate plan with planning for government assistance such as Long Term Care Medi-Cal and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. You will also need a durable power of attorney and advance health care directive to round out the components of your comprehensive financial plan.
The estate planning team at Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation would be honored to be your choice to help you with your unique estate planning needs both now and in the years to come.
If you have additional questions or concerns relating to estate planning, or wish to get started on your plan, contact the experienced Perris, California estate planning lawyers and elder law attorneys at Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corporation by calling (951) 888-1460 to schedule an appointment.