Tag Archives: Estate Plan

Are Your Digital Accounts Mentioned in Your Estate Plan?

Apple demanded a widow provide a court order before they allowed her to recover her deceased husband’s Apple ID password to access his iPad. Many aspects of our lives have shifted into the digital realm and very few really digest the contracts we are required to accept in order to access digital accounts. A deceased…
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Facebook Adds Legacy Contact Feature

One small part of digital estate planning has gotten a little bit easier. This past month Facebook has unveiled its new Legacy Contact feature, allowing current account holders to select a family member or friend to manage their account after they have passed on. Legacy Contacts will have the ability to pin a post to…
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Financially Humble Man Bequeaths Millions to his Local Library and Hospital

It's not every day someone's estate plan makes the news, but Ronald Read's bequest caught a Vermont town by surprise. As a former gas station attendant and janitor, often described as holding his coat together with safety pins, Mr. Read unexpectedly left $4.8 million to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, as well as $1.2 million to Brooks…
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