What to do With Your Digital Life Before You Die in Real Life

The digital age has brought a few difficulties to estate planning and causing a traditional will to possibly fall short. Social media sites, email accounts, and photo archives now hold pictures, memories, and messages that are not available in a tangible format. What about Facebook, Amazon, Paypal, iTunes, online storage sites such as DropBox, and the like? To make sure heirs have access to these online accounts, it is important to consider them in your estate plan.

  • Take stock of your digital accounts.
    • Write out a list of the accounts you want your heirs to have access to, including update usernames and passwords.
  • Add a Facebook legacy account.
    • Facebook has a feature that allows you to designate a person that can write a type of “farewell post” on your wall, but will not be able to access messages and delete past posts.
  • Set up a Google trusted contact.
    • This account will be notified after your account has not been accessed after a certain period of time that you can designate and you may also choose which aspects of your Google account the person may access.

Better yet, put in place a complete digital asset and online account directives management program.  You decide what happens to your accounts. Ensure your loved ones have access to your online accounts and information after you die. Guard against lost and hidden accounts. Protect your private information.  Put in place a system to organize and identify your personal accounts and create directives to these online providers to make sure your wishes are carried out after you pass away. We have the platform to manage all of this for you as part of your estate plan.  We can help.  Call us.

Written by Legacy Planning Law Group

Legacy Planning Law Group is dedicated to working with individuals and families to help protect the assets they have built throughout their life, and make everything simpler for families who have lost a loved one. We help thoughtful people achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning their personal legacy and passing on family harmony.

Written by Legacy Planning Law Group

Legacy Planning Law Group is dedicated to working with individuals and families to help protect the assets they have built throughout their life, and make everything simpler for families who have lost a loved one. We help thoughtful people achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning their personal legacy and passing on family harmony.