When most people plan out their estate, they look at financial assets, personal property, and even burial instructions. Very few people properly plan their digital estate and for a technology obsessed world, that can be an issue.
Your digital assets are computers, social media accounts, digital photos, scanned documents, websites, access to bank accounts and financial documents, and anything else that may compromise your online presence. Something as simple as letting someone else know the code for your voicemail can save your family a lot of unnecessary stress.
When going through your digital estate, it can be difficult to know where to begin. By taking a few simple steps, you can save your family members and heirs unnecessary stress and heartache:
As with all estate planning, digital estate planning is only effective when your wishes are known to others. Make sure that your heirs know where to find important information and how to access accounts. All the planning in the world means nothing if your heirs are not informed that there is a plan in place.
An Sonoma County Attorney May Be Able To Help You Plan Your Digital Estate
If you are looking for an experienced attorney familiar with planning out an estate, look no further than the office of Charles D. Stark. He can assist you in making sure that your wishes are reflected in your estate plan and that your future is secure in going forward. Contact us at (707) 527-9900 or visit us online.