Don’t Forget to Bury Your Digital Life
Your digital footprint—including photos and videos, social media accounts, subscriptions, and online bills—will eventually outlive you, leaving family and estate executors to sift through the virtual remains. An executor does not automatically gain access to the accounts unless the deceased person has made specific arrangements. Create a list of your accounts and their passwords, and note your wishes and instructions. Providing a list for a trusted person is still precarious, but most states have adopted legislation that allows you to designate a legal representative to access your digital assets after death. You can provide that access through a will, power of attorney or trust, but you will need to work with an estate planner so your plans conform with the law.
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David WB Parker is a principal of Parker Associates of Jacksonville, Florida, marketing consultants to the real estate industry; President of PTC Computer Solutions, IT Specialist, and an active real estate sales professional with Barclay’s Real Estate Group based in Jacksonville, FL. He can be reached at 904-607-8763 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.