Pennsylvania residents who are looking to create an estate plan should include their digital assets as well. These assets could be anything from a Facebook account to the password to get into a computer or flash drive. As with physical items, an individual will want to create a list of digital assets that need to be accounted for. Ideally, an individual will include the username and password of his or her primary email account.
This is worth doing because that is where passwords to other accounts are likely going to be sent. If a password or username for other accounts are lost or not included in a list, family members may be able to have that information sent to the email account. Those creating an estate plan should also determine if data is to be kept or deleted after a certain period of time.