Dealing With Social Media After Death

In this age of social media many people have many personal social sites on the internet whether it be Twitter, Facebook, Myspace (is that still used?), GooglePlus, YouTube, Blogger and the list just goes on and on and on. But what happens to all of those sites when you pass away? Do you want those sites to continue running or to be shut down permanently?

One solution to these problems is creating a type of social media trust that can dictate to a trustee how to operate these accounts after your passing. In the trust you can leave all your passwords and usernames in order for them to access your accounts. You could also transfer any income you've already made from these sites, maybe through advertising or donations, into the trust, as well as, future revenue.

You could also create a simple will giving an executor access and control to your social media accounts. However, this would probably not be the best way due to the fact that the will would become public record once entered into probate. You wouldn't want somebody hacking into your network and ruining something you've taken years to build.

Please contact a trusted professional estate litigation Attorney if you are worried about your social media and would like to make sure those accounts are either maintained or abolished after your death.

*This blog entry was not written by an Attorney and should not be constituted as professional legal advice.

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