Social media is a new construct, and most people with an online presence haven’t given too much thought to what will happen to their profiles in the event of injury or death. If the worst happens, will loved ones be able to access and shut down automatic payments, close down forever to-be-unactive Facebook and LinkedIn pages, find and save personal photos or critical information?
Jacqui Brauman is the author of two books – In Case of Emergency and Death and Social Media, both of which give detailed case studies and practical advice for considering social media in your estate planning. Her books aim to make it as easy as possible for loved ones to do what needs to be done online, without additional anguish. In Case of Emergency is aimed at young families, while Death and Social Media explores differences between the most popular social media platforms, and how poor estate planning can affect the accounts and loved one’s ability to access them.
“Young families usually don’t make estate planning their priority, but they should because it’s so important with young children!”
Jacqui is the principle solicitor and director of Theobald Lawyers (TBA Law). Her firm specialises in wills and probate, conveyancing and other property law, family law and divorce, estate planning for small businesses and young families, and more. She recently completed her Masters in Applied Law (Wills and Estates) and is doing her accreditation for specialisation with the Law Institute of Victoria.
For more about Jacqui, head to her site.