Critter Corner: Keeping Your Digital Assets Safe and Up to Date

Dear Oakley, I completed my estate planning documents three years ago and haven’t thought about it since. My 30-year old son brought up a good point the other day that got me thinking: what about my online photos and videos and … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Plan for Digital Assets, such as Online Passwords

Q. My father, Daniel, is a techie and an environmentalist. In other words, any type of banking, including bill payments, he does online (no paper statements for him!) He also invests online and is an avid user of Facebook, where … [Read more...]

Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.

Q. My mother is very tech savvy. She is always on Facebook posting pictures, articles, and recipes.  She uses online bill pay to pay most of her bills, and Microsoft Office 365 to keep a daily diary in Word and her monthly budget … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Preparing for Death on Social Media

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I was recently on Facebook and noticed a friend who had passed away a few years ago still has an active account. Isn’t there anything family members and friends can do to memorialize a loved one on … [Read more...]

Virginia’s New Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act Protects Digital Assets

Picture from Huffington Post. Kathleen's sister, Marie, was very tech savvy and enjoyed all that social media has to offer. She tweeted every day about books she was reading and news stories of interest, posted quilting … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Online Data After You Are Gone?

Q. Our next door neighbor, Joseph, was shoveling snow when he collapsed and died of sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 53. Grief-stricken and shocked, his wife, Jane, not only had to plan a funeral; she also faced the daunting … [Read more...]