As humans, you are born, you live, and then you die. Increasingly, however, the accumulations of life are taking on a more digital appearance. Oftentimes the contents of digital assets are very personal, raising the question of whether they should be passed on. However, a few states have enacted legislation to make access to digital accounts easier for the executor of an estate. A more broad-based solution is outlined in the Uniform Law Commission's proposed Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. But the best solution, of course, is also a longtime part of inheritance law: advance planning. But the key is to consider digital assets and digital life as equal to physical assets.
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