Planning your digital legacy
Abstract: In an increasingly digital world, people often overlook digital assets when developing an estate plan, and the consequences can be disastrous. With no paper trail, a decedent’s family members may be unaware that certain assets exist, or may need a court order to have someone hack into a password-protected computer. Or, if a small-business owner dies and his or her family lacks access to important information, the business may suffer. This article discusses strategies for ensuring that family or personal representatives have access to important records when the time comes.