Protecting Digital Assets, a Matter of Life and Death!

26th May 2017

Life is increasingly becoming digital and accordingly so are people’s estate assets. Often our banking is online, as are our utilities, and insurance. We have Facebook and Twitter accounts, gaming accounts, phones, laptops, photographs, music, books, which we quite rightly should protect.

These key assets should be given key consideration when making a Will or indeed should be a consideration if your Will is current, up to date and fit for purpose.

Many people think about inheritance tax planning as they do not wish to lose money in tax, but losing the asset to cyberspace, because your Executors either don’t know about it or can’t access it, is something a lot of people don’t consider and is easily avoided.

Here are some tips to think about:

Victoria de-Mel and Karen Keyho are accredited by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

This accreditation gives confidence confirming we have been assessed as having a combination of specialist qualifications and experience, including significant involvement at a specialist level with inheritance and succession planning.

Examples of issues that Roebucks assist our clients on are:

If you require any further information on inheritance planning and protecting your assets then please do not hesitate to contact Victoria de-Mel, Solicitor, Director and Head of the Private Client team specialising in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration and Court of Protection on 01254 274000