You may be surprised to know that the provisions of your Will or Trust may not allow for control of your online accounts, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, iTunes, etc. When you sign up for an online service, you accept the terms of the Agreement, which governs your use, even after your death. For example, a Company could terminate your account upon notice of your death and you may have a credit that could not be accessed. It is very important to plan for such accounts at your death. You should have a list of accounts, passwords and other pertinent information in a safe place with your other documents to enable the people you leave behind to manage your digital assets.
Remember, any account that has your financial information leaves you vulnerable to identity theft after death. Please remember to treat these accounts in the same way you would desire for any other asset to be managed after your death.
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