News you can use: Get your digital affairs in order
Create a plan for your email, social media and other online assets
When you created your estate plan, you considered how your bank accounts, real estate, investment and retirement assets, and liabilities should be managed at the time of your passing. You named an executor of your will, a guardian for your minor children, and even provided for generous donations to charity. Your estate plan is complete. Or is it..?
This recent Kiplinger article describes why you should also consider what might happen to your digital assets when you pass away and offers helpful tips ensure that these assets are managed according to your wishes. Your online property – such as email, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, PayPal and eBay accounts – may hold more value than you think.
Duke University’s Office of Gift Planning encourages you to consult your estate planning attorney to determine how to include your digital assets in your estate plan. Please contact a member of our team if we can be helpful in any way.