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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
New Laws for Facebook After Death

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Paypal, investment accounts, frequent flier miles, LexisNexis access — consumers today take advantage of a wealth of online services across a broad swath of industries. But what happens to all those accounts, filled with photos, memories, insights and money, after a person dies? The issue is doubly important for services like Paypal or online bank accounts that contain actual cash assets, but families can gain real or emotional value from the non-monied contents of Facebook or email …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning by Jennifer King  
Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

My mom, who’s in her 70s and in great health, lives in New Jersey. Like many East Coast residents, she was hit hard by the recent one-two punch of Hurricane Sandy followed by a Nor’easter blizzard. Fortunately, she’s also well prepared not only for weather woes, but also for healthcare emergencies. Stuck to her refrigerator is a plastic pouch that contains several important documents, including a list of emergency contacts, basic medical information and her living will. Known as a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Jennifer King  
Trivia Time: Little-Known Facts About Estate Planning

Historically, a “will” was used to distribute of real estate after one’s death and a “testament” was used to dispose of personal property. Today those instructions are combined into a single document, called a “last will and testament.” British Scientist James Smithson make a bequest in 1829 in his last will and testament, instructing: “I then bequeath the whole of my property… to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Social Networks by Lawyers.com Radio  
Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die

  What happens when your mom dies and the family wants to get access to her Facebook account? In today’s Lawyers.com broadcast, host Matt Plessner interviews Lawyers.com Editor in Chief Larry Bodine about gaining access to a family member’s Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account after the person has passed on. Following is a transcript of the podcast. Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio; your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning by Michele Bowman  
Bruce Willis and Music, Social Media after Death

A strange rumor making the rounds of cyberspace during the first week of September captivated us for 15 minutes: actor Bruce Willis, angered over the idea that he would not someday be able to leave his valuable iTunes recordings collection to his oddly-named three daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, was said to be considering suing Apple. Willis’s wife Emma Heming-Willis squelched the rumor via Twitter on September 3, tweeting to another user who’d recommended Willis simply give the girls his …

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