In a recent post, we brought up the importance of including digital assets in estate planning. As we noted, a little planning in this area can go a long way toward making things easier for loved ones.
As more and more people acquire digital assets the need to protect these assets is one of the fastest growing areas of estate planning. These include email, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, as well as personal web pages and other online property. Of course, the most valuable digital assets for most people will be their bank and financial accounts. Nowadays more people are receiving only electronics statements, which can make it difficult for one's executor and heirs to locate all your assets and manage them at your death.