Did you know that you do not own the music or books that you download from iTunes or to your e-reader?

Blog post by Janel Chin.

Janel Chin:  (406) 207-6462

Janel Chin:  (406) 207-6462

Those sorts of digital assets provide you with a license to access that music or literature but once you die that access will no longer be allowed.  These sorts of arrangements are detailed in Terms of Service contracts that very few on-line consumers read or understand thoroughly.  At Matrium Law Group we like to take the time to explore with clients their desires regarding all of their property real, personal or digital.  It is important to us that the loved ones you leave behind when you die can get your bills paid, and handle your property the way you would want.  In the case of digital property this often includes a game plan for what will be deleted, preserved, distributed or sold and should include a secure plan for transmitting the information necessary to carry out your plans.  The law surrounding what online service providers may do once notified of a person’s death is currently in flux.  Please contact Janel Chin at (406) 207-6462 or janel@matriumlaw.com for more information about how you might include digital assets in your estate plan.