These days people do a lot of business online, and they socialize online as well. As a result, you have to take your Internet-based accounts into consideration when you are planning your estate.
Many people conduct their banking over the Internet. You may want to give your executor, or a close family member that you trust, the access information so that this individual can act on your behalf if it becomes necessary. This can also be relevant when you are planning for the possibility of incapacity.
Online brokerages are popular as well, and many people buy and sell stock over the Internet. You must take this into consideration as well if you have an online brokerage account.
You may get bills electronically if you have chosen to go with the paperless billing options that are offered by many creditors. This is also something that you would have to bring to the attention of those who would be charged with the responsibility of handling your affairs should you become incapacitated or pass away.
Then there is the matter of social networks. You are going to want to leave instructions with regard to your identities in cyberspace.
There is a lot to consider when you are planning your estate in the digital age. The best way to be certain that you are covering all your bases is to tap into the experience and expertise of a licensed and experienced San Jose estate planning lawyer.
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