Executors to a will can be responsible for managing the deceased person’s estate within the terms of the will and protecting the assets of the estate.
Protecting the assets includes identifying what assets and liabilities exist as well as minimizing the risk of loss. Also identity theft in relation to a deceased estate is becoming a much bigger area of concern and this area needs to be addressed after a passing.
The Digital Undertakers can help executor’s source digital assets a deceased person owned or was maintaining. Indeed we can even help source online accounts a deceased person owned but was not maintaining.
We provide help through our Do It Yourself pack or directly as a consulting service. It may be appropriate that as executor you engage the services of the next of kin to conduct this work and we could support them directly if that was required.
After a passing the deceased’s digital world needs closed down, not only to protect against identity theft, but to find out about any financial assets that remain, to stop any outgoing payments that could still be being made, to de-register from websites and let the deceased person’s online contacts know about the circumstances.
Via our cost effective, DIY pack we provide a set of guidelines, instructions and tips in how best to tackle the long and stressful journey into deciphering a person’s online world.
The pack includes practical steps in relation to identifying what the deceased person was accessing online, how to arrange the removal of access to websites, how to identify assets and so on.
As capabilities and desire will vary greatly we can also help in a more hands on or consultative manner. Please drop us an e-mail with your requirements.