So many people today are using Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch with friends and family.  Have you considered what happens to your social medial accounts when you die?  A recent article in Wealth Counsel discussed how this information can be accessed by your loved ones after you die. 

As an estate planning lawyer our job is to preserve not just our clients’ financial wealth, but their legacy as well. That often means going beyond financial assets covered by “traditional” estate planning methods, and delving deep into human assets such as family values, traditions, and memories. 

More and more people are using social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to record important memories such as the birth of a baby, a child’s graduation, a wedding and so much more.  We see commentary not just from the owner of the social media account, but also from friends and family as well.  Social media accounts serve as a cache for photos and videos – all of which incredibly valuable to your clients family.