Digital Passing is a blog covering the intersection between estate planning (planning for a person’s incapacity and death) and the digital world (passwords, online accounts, intellectual property, and other digital property).
The purpose of this blog is to introduce family members, fiduciaries (a guardian, conservator, executor, personal representative, trustee, agent acting under a financial power of attorney, etc.), and their advisors (a lawyer, accountant, financial advisor, etc.) to the types of digital property that they need to locate and access as they deal with a person’s incapacity or death. Planning ahead for passwords, online accounts, and digital property is essential to provide family members and fiduciaries full access to the accounts and digital property, keep administration costs down, provide a smooth administration, and ensure no valuable or significant property is overlooked.
This blog was created by and is maintained by James D. Lamm, an estate planning and tax attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jim focuses his practice on estate planning, tax planning, family business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and charitable giving. He works with executives, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, high-net-worth families, and family offices to achieve family goals, pass on family values, and plan for family businesses. Jim is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.