Today, planning for the future includes making arrangements for others to wrap up your online life when you’re no longer around to do it yourself. As this Lawyers.com video puts it:
“What happens to your Farmville account after you’ve bought the farm?”
But digital estate planning doesn’t only mean deleting photos, tweets, and social media accounts after you’re gone. It also involves making sure your heirs are able to shut down financial, medical, and other important online accounts.
Watch the video, which includes insights from attorney and JD Supra contributor Deirdre Wheatley-Liss of New Jersey-based law firm Fein Such, for a good overview of what to consider as you move your virtual assets into your real-world estate plan.
• Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter - Where does it go when you do? - Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C.
• What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die? - Lawyers.com
• Electronic Password Succession Plans - Kaufman Law Group
• Estate Planning in the Electronic Age - Pablo C. Palomino
• How Do You Handle Assets Without Physical Form In your Estate Plan? - Crider Law PC
• How to Preserve Your Social Media Accounts After Death - Stephen Worrall
Find additional trusts and estates legal advisories on JD Supra»