We now live in a world where many of our most prized possessions are housed on computers, websites and cloud-based storage. Additionally, we now access many of our valuable financial accounts online, often opting to receive paperless statements and communications.
An untimely death can raise estate issues in very pointed ways.
When a husband or wife dies, the surviving spouse is not only faced with a difficult emotional loss. There are also typically various estate administration issues to be taken care of.
In the age of the Internet, estate planning increasingly includes decisions about digital data that would have been inconceivable a generation ago.