If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that digital assets are a "hot topic" in the estate planning world.
Nearly everyone is online these days.
So, when someone dies, what happens to their "virtual" life and assets?
In Oregon, recently signed legislation will go into effect on January 1, 2017, to protect the "digital assets" of its citizens.
kitv.com reported this new development in an article titled "Governor signs new law which protects digital assets."
What does the law provide?
What if an Oregonian fails to do so?
Then access to his or her digital assets defaults to the terms of the various service agreements.
As you know, other states are addressing this issue.
This issue is not going away anytime soon.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: kitv.com (March 8, 2016) "Governor signs new law which protects digital assets"