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Five Things an Executor Should Do Right Away

Five Things an Executor Should Do Right Away
When you are named as executor after someone has died, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Ideally, the deceased told you in advance that they were planning to name you as executor and you had a chance to discuss their wishes and gather information. But that is ...
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Social Media After Death

Social Media After Death
According to a 2007 study conducted by Microsoft, the average web user has 25 online accounts ranging from social network accounts to banking and financial accounts. In America alone, nearly 72% of American adults have an online presence or use social media sites. These accounts are a part of the ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close A Facebook Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close A Facebook Account
With our digital assets growing with each new online account opened, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased.  Below you will find Facebooks’s policy on how closing or memorializing a Facebook account of a deceased loved one: Memorializing a Facebook account: Memorialized Facebook ...
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What the Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Same Sex Marriage Means for Funeral Planning

What the Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Same Sex Marriage Means for Funeral Planning
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Obergefell v. Hodges case has legalized same sex marriage but what does the decision mean for end-of-life and funeral planning? Traditionally, legal authority over funeral planning goes first to an individual's living spouse, then next of kin (children), then parents, or if appointed ahead ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close A Pinterest Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close A Pinterest Account
With digital assets growing with each new online account opened, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased.  Below you will find Pinterest’s policy on how to close a Pinterest account of a deceased loved one: Pinterest can deactivate a deceased person's account if a ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close An Instagram Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close An Instagram Account
If you see an account on Instagram that belongs to someone who's passed away, you can report it to Instagram for memorialization. If you're an immediate family member of that person, you can request the account be removed from Instagram. Memorializing the Instagram Account: Instagram will memorialize the Instagram account of ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close A LinkedIn Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close A LinkedIn Account
As our portfolio of digital assets grows, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased. Below you will find LinkedIn's policy on how to close a LinkedIn account of a deceased loved one: Unfortunately, there may be a time when you come across the profile ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close a Google Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close a Google Account
As our portfolio of digital assets grows, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased. Below you will find Google's policy on how to close a Google account of a deceased loved one: Users have a strong and reasonable expectation of privacy and security ...
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Social Media After Death: How to Close A Twitter Account

Social Media After Death: How to Close A Twitter Account
With our digital assets growing with each new online account opened, many social media websites have created policies on how to close an account of the deceased.  Below you will find Twitter's policy on how to close a Twitter account of a deceased user: In the event of the death of ...
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Preparing for the Inevitable

Preparing for the Inevitable
Life is short and sometimes it throws us the unexpected. We all recognize this and then, from time-to-time, we vow to make the most of the time we have. This is especially true when a tragedyhappens so close to home which seems to happen more and more these days. As ...
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