Counseling Clients for Digital Death


Jennifer A. Davis


Families caring for a loved one who is incapacitated or has died are facing unforeseen difficulties when discovering the digital assets of their loved one. If these assets are addressed as part of the estate planning process, such difficulties could be lessened and perhaps completely avoided.

This article was written for lawyers to serve their clients better and to help them avoid unfortunate difficulties after a loved one has passed or becomes incapacitated, practitioners must learn the “who, what, when, where, why and how” of the issue.  However, this information is beneficial to the public, in general, to help understand the need to document and protect digital assets.

To view this article in its entirety, please click on the following link:  Digital Death

This is an article that was printed in The Missouri Bar Journal - 2019.  



Posted: December 1, 2019