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Electronic Detritus and You

American Bar Association: “Until recently, when you died, you died—the end. Today, people can “live” on after death in places like Facebook and Instagram, among others. Your online presence doesn’t disappear when you breathe your last. Email addresses survive. Think of all the spam you’ll accumulate postmortem! Additionally, you may have many electronic files with client information that will require disposal or distribution to appropriate parties so those people can then access the contents. To properly prepare your estate plan and address related concerns, you and your clients need a formalized electronics file and online presence disposition plan. Consider it a part of the will and trust and “instructions to be followed upon my death” package. Treat it with the same solemnity and significance. 6 Steps to Take Now…”

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