Technology has advanced at a dizzying pace over the last ten years, and these developments have resulted in our physical realties becoming increasingly intertwined with our online presence. Most people have more digital assets and online accounts than they realize. Administering estates with digital assets can be a complicated process that requires analyzing and navigating the interplay among various laws, provisions in estate planning documents, and Terms of Service Agreements. Safeguarding a decedent’s digital identity is also a paramount consideration during the estate administration process in order to curtail identify theft and other cybercrimes. Hiring counsel that is experienced with planning and administering digital assets is important to preserve and protect digital assets that are capable of being accessed and transferred.
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