Online Wills in AZ: More Trouble than it’s Worth?

online wills in Arizona

In 2019, Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law  House Bill 2656, which gives us here in Arizona the ability to create online wills.  On the one hand, it was theoretically perfect timing for the COVID crisis, but on the other, the demands of the law seem to make electronic wills more complicated than regular…


Why Sharing Your Digital Passwords is Critical

sharing digital passwords with family

As more and more of our lives move online, it is becoming critical to document information about accessing your online accounts and assets (photos, videos, etc.) on the internet. Making sure you leave locations (URL) and digital passwords is critical. Why?   Matt Thompson very sadly committed suicide in July 2015 and left no will.…


Facebook Uses AI to Determine User Death

Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence to help it be more sensitive of its members’ feelings when it comes to death of a friend or family member. In the past, Facebook might have allowed Memories to popup, send Birthday reminders and more. The results were not always positive for some folks. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg…


Estate Documents in the Cloud

So, if you visited me and created one or more of the following documents, I have some good news. The state of Arizona helps you store these documents safely and at no charge. Save These Arizona Advance Directives Online AND for Free: Medical/Health Care Power of Attorney Mental Health Care Power of Attorney Living Will…


Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies & Estate Planning

You have probably heard of (or even invested in) cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. For those that aren’t sure what I’m talking about, cryptocurrencies are a new kind of money that only exist digitally. While you can’t hold such currency at your local bank or buy gas or groceries with them (yet), these digital…


Guest Post: 9 Helpful Apps for Long-Distance Caregivers

long distance caregiving apps

By Marie Villeza, Along with the aging Baby Boomer population has come a rise in high-tech solutions for managing life in old age. Gone are the days of hiring a home caregiver and hoping for the best; today, children can keep tabs on their parents’ well-being from afar with the help of apps and services…


Managing Your Social Media After Death: Twitter, Google & Instagram

Not many of us like thinking about death — especially our own. But making plans for what happens after you’re gone is really important for the people you leave behind. We recently wrote about new features that Facebook instituted to help you manage your account after your death. With every day, every year that passes,…


Managing your Digital Footprint: Digital Executors

Have you ever worried about what would happen to your digital footprint if you were to pass away? Who would take care of your email, posts, tweets, blogs, and Snapchats, domains, affiliate sales accounts, music, photographs, games, websites, accounting, banking, investing and even operational online businesses? Would you want your digital accounts to stay “live” as…