Digital assets have recently become a hot topic in the estate planning world. We first wrote about planning for digital assets in 2010, but the issue is worth revisiting.
The Washington Attorney General’s office distinguishes between being provided with a legal form and with being provided legal advice. In a press release, Attorney General Rob McKenna states that “LegalZoom offers do-it-yourself legal documents online but can’t provide you with legal advice or tell you which forms to fill out.”
In the 21st century, it is important to state your wishes for your digital assets, not just the ‘ordinary’ ones. Think about how you want your internet activity to be handled when you are gone, and talk to your estate planning attorney about including provisions in your will that make sure your wishes are carried out.