Until now, the terms of service for each individual site have determined who has ownership and access after a death and whether the assets are deleted, frozen or can be transferred.
As an estate planning attorney, I talk about death all the time. Sometimes, I am talking to people on the worst day of their lives.
You might be amazed at some of the bizarre places that people put their documents. It would take you a month of Sundays to find the papers if the person had not told you where to look.
The last thing anyone wants to see is all of that hard work negated at the end of their life. I’ve said this a million times, but stop putting off your estate planning and deal with it today!
Smart estate planning, therefore, includes addressing how to handle digital assets.
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