Digital Assets and Your Estate Plan

 

The Hook Law Center talks about what happens to your “digital” records and social media accounts when their owner dies.  The era is social media is new enough that most people have not given it much thought.  But a lot of people who use it are either aging or elderly.  The article is worth reading and provides guidance about what to do.

In addition to utilizing your Will and Power of Attorney to permit others to manage your digital assets, we strongly recommend that you create a master list of your accounts, log-in information and passwords, to make it easier for the people you have named to take control of those assets.

We also recommend that you get a copy of our book Before I Go and the accompanying workbook.  It is designed to provide a guide to those who are left behind.

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