Digital inheritance


Every email, text message and digital photo is considered as digital inheritance. This part of the estate is not usually worth anything but it is a means to find out about the deceased´s personal life.
Digital inheritance may however, include financial information, for example winnings in gaming accounts, virtual money, network shopping accounts, bonuses and compensations.

Digital inheritance can be:
• on a computer
• on a tablet
• on a memory stick
• on a memory card
• on a separate hard drive
• on a phone
• on a camera
• on a cloud server or
• on any other server

The amount of digital inheritance with monetary value is increasing. That is why it is important for people to dictate what they want to happen to their digital property before they die: who gets what and whose to receive the user info and passwords, so that the digital inheritance can be authenticated. It would be wise to make plans for disposing of your digital property by making a testament. The maker of the testament can plan ahead of time to shut down certain services, close accounts and to have worthless or sometimes sensitive materials destroyed by a third party. This way relatives will not be able to pry into the deceased´s private affairs. It is possible to name the person who will receive the part of the digital inheritance that has financial value in a testament.