News you can use: Get your digital affairs in order

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.

TAGS: Digital assets Estate planning Online accounts Social media News You Can Use

About the author

Gift Planning

Duke University’s Office of Gift Planning specializes in charitable gift planning for estates, charitable trusts and annuities, and other complex current and future gift plans.

For more information, please contact the Duke University Office of Gift Planning at 919-681-0464 or