Digital Assets Now Part of Estate Planning

A couple days ago, I posted about the new Oklahoma law that look to give executors control of deceased online profiles. Now comes this article from Suzana Popovic-Montag who is the managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP in Toronto, a Canadian estate planning attorney discussing how she counsels her clients on planning for how to handle one’s digital assets, email addresses, online profiles, iTunes accounts on the like upon death.

She also brings up the issue of social networking profile ownership. Even if a client wants their executor to manage their digital assets upon death, there is no guarantee that the ISP or the social networking website will comply.

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