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Write Wills 4 U - What happens to your digital legacy when you die?

What happens to your digital legacy when you die?

With an ever increasing amount of our lives documented online, it's perhaps unsurprising that many people are now asking 'what happens to my online legacy when I die?'

Digital assets that have a sentimental value, such as photographs and videos, are likely to be assets you want to preserve. However, there may also be assets which you would like to be destroyed, such as personal correspondence.

While you are able to control who can have access to your online bank account (which is dealt with in the same way as traditional assets), you may have little control over who can access your digital legacy, with beneficiaries named in your Will not necessarily having the legal right to access your accounts.

No matter what your intention is, it is important that you are able to inform your executor what you would like them to do with your accounts so that your final wishes can be carried out.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss estate planning options, including how we can incorporate your digital legacy into your Will, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

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