As our lives go digital, so will, inevitably, our death. Emails we send, photographs we post, and thoughts we share are all stored digitally. These are users’ digital remains that reflect their digital personalities and at the same time, make up the memories for friends and family.
Florida has now enacted laws regarding access to digital remains after death. These laws are important because a conflict might arise between the privacy expectations of the user, and his or her family and friends’ wish to use the digital remains for mourning and commemoration.
It is important to make sure that your estate planning documents incorporate the language of the new laws and that your desires are clearly spelled out. If your Will or Power of Attorney was created prior to 2014, it should be updated to address this concern.
Call the Law Offices of Debra G. Simms at 386.256.4882 to learn more.
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