Your digital assets – What happens when you die?

Digital Assets is a term that describes those accounts you own on the internet with usernames and passwords.  For example, your email.  But, it might also include bank accounts, reward miles, and all the different kinds of social media, such as Facebook.​

So, what happens when you die?  Who “owns” all that stuff on the internet?  Well, the short answer is … it depends.  This PBS video interview gives you a nice overview of some of the issues: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/happens-digital-presence-death/#.U8WCjWuwCTg.gmail

When our law office works with you or your loved ones to create an estate plan (including a will, advance directive, and various powers of attorney, and more), we ensure that your personal representative (executor) will have testamentary authority​ to handle your digital assets.  North Carolina does not have a specific law yet, so our wills are drafted broadly to offer the best transition​ of your digital assets.  Call us today.

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