As I’ve previously written, digital property presents unique challenges in estate planning. What happens with your digital life when you die or if you are in a coma? Facebook announced a new feature today that will permit users to provide a contact who can manage the user’s page after the user’s death. Or users can instruct Facebook to permanently delete the account after … [Read more...] about Facebook: Ok to Name Account Manager For When a User Dies
When I was reporter for The Atlanta Constitution, my colleagues and I had deep respect for those who wrote obituaries, stories on how a life had been lived. As an attorney handling estate matters, both planning and administration, I know writing an obit is a solemn and often sad task. As this article describes, many obit writers see their work as telling readers about … [Read more...] about Obituaries – Life’s Stories and Lessons on Living Life Better
Ask and it will be given to you, says the Bible. Users must have asked enough as Google has provided an answer. Now you can decide how your Google Accounts are to be handled if you’ve left them inactive for any reason. Maybe you no longer use Picasa to store your photos. Or perhaps you’ve gotten very ill or are incapacitated. There’s also the inevitability of death … [Read more...] about What happens to my Google Accounts when I die or if I can’t access them?