Digital Executor Codicil and Digital POA Documents
Your estate plan needs to include any digital assets you might own. To learn more about digital assets, click here. Just as your will’s executor needs to know where to find your bank account information and the title to your car after you pass, they also need to access information on your computer and online accounts.
If you already have a valid last will and testament, a simple approach to ensuring your digital assets are covered to create a codicil to your will to appoint a “digital executor.” This can be the same person as the executor named in your will; however, if you don’t provide them this authority explicitly, then your executor may not be able to access your digital assets.
If you have a durable power of attorney to allow someone to handle your affairs in the event of your incapacity, you should ensure that your agent can also obtain access to this information. If you already have a valid durable power of attorney, again, a simple approach to ensure your digital assets are covered is to draft a separate durable power of attorney to address your digital assets exclusively.
The module below provides you an opportunity to draft and legally execute both of these documents.