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Protecting your digital assets

When most people hear the phrase "estate planning," they typically envision drafting wills and trusts for matters of an earthly estate. As more and more individuals create friendships, build databases and develop marketplaces online, however, the concept of protecting of one's property now extends from the tangible to the digital realm. In the past, such attempts to access online accounts by family members of the deceased were prevented by guidelines established by host companies. Such restrictions hampered executors from opening emails, paying bills or collecting money for business conducted via the internet.