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Digital Assets After Death

| May 06, 2019
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Paying bills, accessing credit card points or airline miles, or simply logging into someone’s email account… what happens to all this digital data and the value of this information upon death? Almost all states – GA included effective July 1, 2018 – have passed laws that give a family member (or Executor) the right to access and manage these digital assets. But it’s not perfect, as each service you may use (Google, Facebook, iCloud) has “terms of service” or a “privacy policy” which still determines what should be done with the account when the owner dies.  What’s most important is that you take the time to prepare your digital affairs ahead of time. That’s why we offer Everplans – your digital legacy and just-in-case plan. Contact us to get started (anne.simpson@odysseypfa.com) or to get help refamiliarizing yourself with this easy-to-use, value added service from Odyssey.  It’s always a good idea to consult an estate attorney in your state to get a better sense of your state’s laws, your needs and your plan.

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