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January 2021

On-Line Accounts After Death

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So What Happens To My Facebook Page and On-Line Accounts When I die?

When we think about what will happen to our “things” when we die, we often do not consider our Facebook, twitter, google, or snapchat accounts. Technology is often the last thing on our minds.

It may be time to consider putting together a tech checklist so that your loved ones can have access to digital files like photos, videos, and other memories. Given the continuous growth in technology, it is more important than ever before to make a plan for your digital assets. This has often been referred to as a “digital legacy.”


Below is a checklist to help you put together your digital legacy plan:
1. Take inventory of your digital assets
2. Add a digital executor to your will [Note: It is problematic whether a court will allow bifurcation of an executor’s duties.] 3. Add digital heirs to your accounts
4. Plan to pass on your passwords
5. Record your stories

This will be a great start for putting together a solid plan for your digital assets.

Still have more questions and want to develop a plan for your digital and non-digital assets? Call us for a free consultation.