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December 2013 Archives

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Email account access after death

Most New Jersey residents read and send emails without much thought about what would happen to their email in the event of their incapacitation or death. As people use email increasingly to correspond with others and to perform financial tasks, access to information stored in an email account may be necessary for friends or relatives who are empowered to manage affairs in those instances.

Estate planning and powers of attorney

New Jersey families with elderly loved ones might want to think about arranging power of attorney paperwork before time and infirmity become factors making financial decisions more difficult. These Estate planning discussions are often best done early, since a power of attorney can be necessary when the family member is no longer able to take part in such deliberations. The most challenging part of having this talk with an elder is picking the right time, since it is not a pleasant subject but is highly important to address for everyone involved.

Getting started with an estate plan

New Jersey residents might attempt to avoid making a will or a trust because they fear confronting their mortality. However, the estate planning process is easier when individuals enter the process with an open mind. Rather than seeing the process as a morbid experience, these residents should realize that creating a plan puts more power in individuals' hands and respects wishes.

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