Digital Assets Part 4: Estates – Emails, PayPal and online shopping accounts

Digital Assets and their unexpected consequences. 

Gmail and email accounts1. Can a Personal Representative get access to the personal emails of a decedent?  Can a Surviving Spouse get access to the personal emails of their deceased spouse?  Can an Agent under a Durable Power of Attorney get access to the personal emails of the principal?

PayPal logo2. Who can get access to online financial accounts, such as PayPal, of a decedent? Who can get access to online financial accounts, such as PayPal, of a person who is living but incapacitated?

accounts online3. Who can gain access to online shopping accounts, such as Amazon or Etsy, of a decedent?  Who can gain access to online shopping accounts, such as Amazon or Etsy, of a person who is living but incapacitated?

 

For the answers to these questions and other estate planning issues you might have, please contact BaskinFleece Attorney Colleen Carson at 727.572.4545.