Illinois Law and Your Virtual Estate

In an article in Smart Money Magazine, Tania Karas points out the importance of securing and transferring your virtual estate upon death. Your virtual estate is the body of nontangible, digital assets an individual creates and stores on his computer and the Internet.

One way to address the matter is to make a list of all digital accounts and their passwords and store this information on a flash drive locked in a safe. Another way is to look into websites like Legacylocker.com and AsetLock.net which allow users to release account information to specific individuals after they die.

Consult your estate planning attorney for further information.

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