Passwords, photos, and blogs! Oh my!
A 21st century woman’s estate includes a lot of “digital assets.” Your journals, blogs, writings, computer documents, and so on should all be left to someone (or not!). This can be done in a “separate writing”—a legal term for a handwritten add-on document to your will. As long as you sign and date it, and it only gives away your “stuff,” this is a legally binding way of passing on your property. Don’t forget to records passwords for important websites like bank accounts, health insurance, and—perhaps most importantly for the sentimental ones among us—whatever means you use to store digital photos. Because we all know we don’t keep up with ordering photo books…!