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Planning for Retrieving Digital Passwords

We all have online accounts with passwords and usernames. Most of us also have Facebook pages or Linked In accounts which we monitor and use occasionally or every day depending on our individual computer addictions. What happens to all those accounts when a person passes away? Can your family access your online accounts and subscriptions? Some subscriptions renew automatically unless you stop them. Who will stop the automatic renewal if a person passes away?

Some Options for Storing Digital Information

You can leave all your usernames, passwords, and account names and numbers in a file for your loved ones. You can leave it with your will or with other important documents or you can give it to your personal representative for safe keeping.  There are also many online services now available where you can store all your account information in one place. There are free services and paid services and all offer different levels of protection and different levels of service.

Getting Legal Help

An experienced estate planning attorney can help you organize all your account information, digital or otherwise, and help you create a plan for your loved ones to access your accounts when they need them. To learn more about estate planning and what you need to do to protect your assets and your loved ones, contact experienced estate planning attorney Elga Goodman today at 973-841-5111.

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