I think we can all agree that, for the most part, our advanced technological world is a good thing. Today we rely more on computers and cell phones than ever before. Most everything we do can be done online with the click of a button. For instance, we can easily access our financial accounts, pay bills, and buy and sell stock all from the comfort of our own home.
For security purposes, online financial access requires the use of passwords. For some married households, only one spouse has been in charge of handling the financial decisions and accessing online accounts, etc. What if that spouse passes away first? Or that spouse becomes incapacitated? And the obstacle is present for the loved ones of single individuals who have handled their financial decisions by themselves. Unless passwords were disclosed prior to incapacitation or death, the loved ones stepping in to assist will be at a technological deficit because they will not be able to quickly access the financial information.
Please have an annual discussion with your loved ones about financial account passwords, location of safety deposit keys and important papers. Contact one of our attorneys to review your estate plan and learn more about the contingency day checklist.
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