Tag: digital estate planning

Defining a Digital Asset

We’ve discussed the importance of your clients protecting their digital assets, and how you can assist them in the process.  There are hundreds upon hundreds of statistics about digital assets, the amount of time the average person spends on the internet, and the sheer number of digital accounts people possess.   However, there is one thing … Continue reading “Defining a Digital Asset”

States Quickly Adding Laws to Address Online Accounts

DCS is in the news again.  This time Communications Daily talks about new RUFADAA legislation and the critical need for people to who they want to have access to their online accounts.  Referred to as “the bible of the telecom industry”, Communications Daily highlights the growing awareness of the need to properly manage online accounts and digital assets, turning to … Continue reading “States Quickly Adding Laws to Address Online Accounts”

Privacy Afterlife Preferences: The People Have Spoken

Lee Poskanzer, CEO and Founder, Directive Communication Systems blogged about Privacy Afterlife in Digital Beyond – a blog about your digital existence and what happens to it after your death Privacy Matters. In fact, 4 out of 5 people believe privacy matters more than access to their accounts in the event of their death. It’s … Continue reading “Privacy Afterlife Preferences: The People Have Spoken”

2017 Heckerling Report – Planning for Digital Property

Steven B. Gorin, Thompson Coburn LLP says, The report on planning for digital assets is thorough and a “must read”. I was impressed by a vendor that appears to be on the forefront of understanding and complying with law, as well as organizing one’s assets: Directive Communication Systems, Inc. The report says “Unlike any other asset … Continue reading “2017 Heckerling Report – Planning for Digital Property”

Thompson Coburn LLP | On Managing Digital Assets

Scott Bieber of Thompson Coburn LLP has recently published some of the most on-point coverage on the topic of digital assets that we’ve seen in a long time.  The conversation surrounding the topic of the “Digital Afterlife” has only very recently started circulating through mainstream media, and there seems to be a lot of confusion … Continue reading “Thompson Coburn LLP | On Managing Digital Assets”

Netiquette experts agree: Guidelines are needed on death in a digital world

NETIQUETTE EXPERTS AGREE: IT’S TIME FOR GUIDELINES ON DEATH IN A DIGITAL WORLD A mother is told to go to the hospital after learning that her son has been in a bad car crash. When she arrives, the waiting area is filled with somber high school students. They knew about the crash before she did. … Continue reading “Netiquette experts agree: Guidelines are needed on death in a digital world”

National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Welcomes Lee Poskanzer

Lee Poskanzer was invited to present before the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys (https://nnepa.com/) at a recent conference in San Diego. NNEPA is a cooperative alliance of nationally recognized estate planning attorneys from across the country who gather together to learn from each other to build successful and rewarding practices. The attorneys who came … Continue reading “National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Welcomes Lee Poskanzer”

Kudos to The New York Times for Recognizing the Spark that Started DCS

Kudos to The New York Times for recognizing what Lee Poskanzer has been living with for the last six years in the article   R.I.P. to a Startling Facebook Feature: Reminders of Dead Friends’ Birthdays A reminder of a dead friend’s work anniversary was what drove Lee Poskanzer to start looking into what we now … Continue reading “Kudos to The New York Times for Recognizing the Spark that Started DCS”