Video: Planning for Your Social Media Accounts When You Die

Posted June 6, 2012 in Estate Planning by

Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have become part of the fabric of daily life, but what happens to your passwords, posts and updates after you die? You may have your financial affairs in order, but you better make provisions for your digital demise. Unlike monetary assets, your executor may not have the authority to manage your online presence unless you’ve left specific instructions in your will. If you don’t want your every tweet preserved for posterity you’ll need to make a plan.

Lawyer Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss of Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard in Parsippany, NJ, tells social media users how digital estate planning will protect their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

We’ve included some tips to get you started, and your attorney can guide you through the process. Visit for more information on estate planning and to locate an attorney in your area who can advise you.

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