Digital Estate Planning Guide: Get Your Digital Assets in Order

A digital estate plan lets your loved ones know what should happen to your email and social media accounts, photos and more after you’re gone.

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In our increasingly digitized world, our lives are inseparable from technology. From cherished memories stored in digital photo albums to valuable assets held in online accounts, our digital footprint has become a significant component of our overall legacy. Yet, despite the prevalence of our digital presence, many individuals overlook the importance of digital estate planning for the management and distribution of their digital assets once they pass away.

This oversight can lead to confusion, disputes and even a loss of valuable assets for loved ones left behind. This is where digital estate planning becomes crucial — a proactive approach to ensuring that your digital legacy is managed according to your wishes. In this comprehensive guide, we'll look at the nuances of digital estate planning, providing practical insights and actionable steps to help you secure your digital legacy effectively.

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Justin Stivers, Esq.
CEO, Stivers Law

Justin Stivers is the founder and CEO of Stivers Law, a distinguished Miami-based law firm specializing in wealth and estate planning. With almost a decade of expertise, Justin is dedicated to ensuring that clients' estate plans seamlessly align with their financial aspirations through comprehensive wealth planning. Beyond estate planning, Stivers Law excels in probate and trust administration, elder law, Medicaid planning and special needs planning.