Thanks for taking the time to find out about our connection to the City of Folsom, a California city with a rich history. Folsom was the site of the West’s first railroad and the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the world. Today, Folsom is quite tech-savvy, with everything from small businesses to large international corporations. Folsom is home to an excellent school system and family-oriented neighborhoods. Folsom offers amazing shopping, dining and cultural sites, as well.
A famous and unique city
No doubt you have heard the name Folsom, as well as Folsom State Prison, made famous all over the world by Johnny Cash. In fact, the City of Folsom opened the Johnny Cash trail and Bike/Pedestrian bridge overcrossing in 2014, highlighting the legacy of the musician, as well as the unique architecture of Folsom State Prison. Having been named the “Best place to raise a family in California,” Folsom’s residents are very proud of the safety and sense of community found in their city.
An astounding city plan makes Folsom uniquely amazing
The city of Folsom adopted its General Plan in 1988, with the intent of growing while maintaining the human scale. Large retail centers are easily accessible, but traffic is kept under control. The new neighborhoods are beautiful while the Historical District is well-preserved. The General Plan maintains the family orientation of the communities, requiring at least five acres of park land for each 1,000 residents. The city also fosters family by co-sponsoring special activities for the entire family. While maintaining the comfortable feel of a small city, Folsom still provides the conveniences of modern living.
“Distinctive by Nature”
Folsom describes itself as Distinctive By Nature, with its natural amenities including a year-round playground for recreational buffs, both on land and water. The three major water sources – Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma, and the American River – play host to kayakers, swimmers and other water sports lovers from around the region. Residents appreciate the city’s network of more than 43 miles of paved trails, showcasing woodlands, wildlife habitats, creeks and streams.
Enjoy the outdoors
Folsom is certainly a place that cyclists of all levels can truly enjoy. Offering short local rides into the foothills of Gold Country, as well as nationally-renowned mountain biking trails. Practically every home in the city is within a half-mile radius of a park, providing activities such as cricket, lacrosse, tennis, T-ball, soccer, football, and more. A regional treasure, the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, provides care for rescued domestic, wild and exotic animals. The Zoo is not only a tourist attraction, but also a humane education center.
Folsom residents look to the future
When it comes to planning for the future and one’s family’s future, for residents of Folsom, the advice of an experienced and qualified estate planning attorney can be irreplaceable. An estate planning attorney can provide you with the guidance you need to make all of the important choices that are necessary. Your attorney can describe all of your options and help you decide what tools are best for accomplishing your goals.
Why planning ahead is important
Planning ahead is very important for several reasons. First, having a plan gives you a way to decide who you want to inherit your property when you die. You get to make that decision now. Second, through wills and trusts and other estate planning tools you have the chance to reduce estate taxes and probate fees as much as you can. Finally, in the event you ever become incapacitated in some way, even if it is only temporary, your estate plan can provide a way for your family to take over managing your financial and medical matters, if necessary.
Wills and trusts are needed for estate planning
Many clients who have only a few possession, but do not own a home or vehicle, believe they have no reason to create a will. Regardless of how old you are and how much money you may have, it is important to prepare yourself and your family for the chance that you may become incapacitated. You must also prepare for your inevitable death. Estate planning is the way to accomplish that. Wills and trusts are just two of the basic tools that can be used in your estate plan. Your estate plan needs to be customized to fit your unique goals and the future desires you have for your family.
If you have questions regarding wills, or any other estate planning issues, contact the Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law for a consultation, either online or by calling us at (916) 437-3500.