Digital assets in an estate can be problematic. Most state and federal laws do not permit, and instead prohibit, fiduciaries from accessing the content of a decedent’s digital assets. In fact, if a fiduciary accesses an account without proper permissions, they can be charged with computer hacking. To remedy this, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act has been introduced. Learn how this Act and proper estate planning can protect fiduciaries.
Kirsten Waldrip, JD, is an Associate Professor of Estate Planning and Taxation at the College For Financial Planning. Kirsten worked in private practice as an estate planning and administration attorney prior to joining the College. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies of Business and Communication and received her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. You can contact Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org