A good reason to revisit your estate plan – Accounting for digital assets
Abstract: If a person dies without addressing digital assets in his or her estate plan, loved ones or other representatives may not be able to access them without going to court — or, worse yet, may not even know they exist. These assets may include online bank and brokerage accounts, digital music, book collections, and photo galleries. In a business, the company’s website, domain name, client and other databases, and electronic invoices are considered digital assets. This article discusses the importance of taking an inventory of digital assets and ensuring loved ones can access them, while maintaining security in the meantime.