How-to Manage Digital Assets

End of Life Management Toolkit #10 | by Team Passare and Evan Carroll

8. What Happens to Your Digital Assets if You Become Incapacitated?

To protect your digital assets in the event you become incapacitated during your life, do the following:

  • Appoint a Durable Power of Attorney (POA) to manage your estate.
  • Communicate to your POA your final wishes for protecting and preserving your digital legacy. Be specific about your intentions for your all of your devices, online accounts, and personal files.
  • Communicate your final wishes to your loved ones or heirs.
  • Ensure that your loved ones know the physical location, and have the usernames and passwords, to access your accounts.
  • Review your online service sites’ “Terms of Service” policies for transferring access to others in the event you become incapacitated during your life.
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