What is the SECURE Act, and how will it affect my Missouri estate plan?
Does your will include specific provisions to help your loved ones manage your online presence when you die? If your estate planning documents are more than five years old, the answer is probably no. If that thought gives you the heebie-jeebies this Halloween–fear not–because with just a few clicks you can designate a family member or friend to manage your Facebook account when you pass into the great beyond.
Facebook allows you to choose a “legacy contact” to look after your account once it is memorialized. If you add a legacy contact, that person will be able to make decisions about your account, including downloading your pictures and posts. To start the process, go to your Account Settings > Security > Legacy Contact.
Unfortunately, this solution is Facebook-specific. For broader coverage in the digisphere, contact Moore Legacy Law to discuss your options.
For more information on the legacy contact feature, click here: https://www.facebook.com/help/1568013990080948 .