But what happens when the account owner dies?
What happens if the person becomes incapacitated?
What did the person want to have happen with their digital information, such as photographs?
A recent article in Scientific American examines this issue. At the very least, individuals should now consider keeping track of their social media accounts, and what they want to occur with them, like they should with their financial accounts. Common estate planning documents like wills and powers of attorney may need to contain express provisions permitting agents, executors or other personal representatives to access, and even delete, social media accounts. A talk with an estate planning attorney can help in this situation.
The estate planning attorneys at Amori & Associates would be glad to discuss the estate planning options for your situation. If you have any questions, please call (570) 421-1406 for a no obligation consultation.