Digital death is still a problem. A widow’s battle to access her husband’s Apple account

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

As I have previously discussed, even people who believe they have a comprehensive may have overlooked what happens to their when they die. The idea is to address in your existing . Attorney coach, James Lamm, is teaching attorneys how to integrate specifics of .

Many people possess digital that may be of great value to them. However, the value of web domains, photos, videos, email, and social-media accounts may be lost if the owner does not take proper legal steps ahead of time. Digital is more complicated than traditional because the owner of assets is tasked with making sure to leave access to the heir. However, these sites may be password protected, encrypted, and governed by privacy . Lamm suggests some first steps that would help in the -planning process.

  1. Go through a test run and ask yourself if you were incapacitated today would your loved ones be able to gain access to your digital assets? Who would you want to have access?
  2. Keep a record of all of the things in your digital inventory with the user name and passwords.
  3. Keep a back up of your information.
  4. Reduce your plan to writing.
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