Your Digital estate

We recommend completion and maintenance of a Personal Assets Log, including digital assets together with user names and passwords so your executors will be able to access those assets. The challenge is to keep the information up-to-date, hidden, safe and yet accessible when the time comes.

It is not advisable to include details of your web-based accounts, passwords and user names in your Will. A Will, once proved, becomes a document of public record and potentially accessible by fraudsters. By their nature, passwords and usernames are constantly being updated which would in turn necessitate frequent Will changes.

The challenge is to keep the information up-to-date, hidden, safe and yet accessible when the time comes. The safest solution is to include a note of passwords and codes entered onto a regularly updated personal asset log kept in a sealed envelope with your Will. We recommend Wills are securely stored with National Will Safe to ensure no one has access to the asset log apart from you (if you wish to amend the documents) and after your death your executors.

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