When a loved one passes away, those who are left behind are often thrown into a tumultuous and difficult period of time. It is necessary to make the final arrangements that will allow friends and family to say goodbye, and there are often other immediate needs to be attended to, such as securing care for children and pets or addressing immediate financial concerns. After a period of time, many Philadelphia families move on to consider less urgent estate planning matters, such as how to access and preserve digital assets.
Digital assets are items of value that an individual creates and stores online. Examples include photos, video content and written pieces. While not all digital content has monetary value, a great deal of what we put out into the digital realm has significant emotional value to our loved ones. Having the ability to access these resources can be a challenge.