Digital assets – Does your estate plan account for today’s technology?
Abstract: Many people today conduct a good part of their business and personal lives electronically. These activities generate valuable “digital assets.” Without addressing these assets in an estate plan, one’s family or other representatives may not be able to access them without going to court and, in some cases, may not even know that they exist. This article explains why it’s so important to not overlook digital documents and the steps necessary to be sure they’ll be accessible by the appropriate people when the time comes. A sidebar lists several companies that offer online services for passing on digital assets to loved ones.