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Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Kerri G. Nipp

U.S. Trust

July 1, 2011

Estate Planning Studies, July 2011

Only two states (Oklahoma and Idaho) have statutes that directly address digital assets in a probate context - and then only in the administration phase. Few estate planners provide digital asset planning for their clients, which may lead to significant problems as these assets are increasingly valuable and difficult to handle without proper planning.

This Study reviews the following aspects of digital asset planning: Importance; Results without planning; Planning techniques; Obstacles.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: estate planning, wills, digital assets, passwords, user names

JEL Classification: K11

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Date posted: July 7, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Beyer, Gerry W. and Nipp, Kerri G., Estate Planning for Digital Assets (July 1, 2011). Estate Planning Studies, July 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1879950

Contact Information

Gerry W. Beyer (Contact Author)
Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )
1802 Hartford
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
806-834-4270 (Phone)
978-285-7941 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.ProfessorBeyer.com
Kerri G. Nipp
U.S. Trust ( email )
United States
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