ON THE SPECTRUM – AHA Association Publication | Protect Your Digital Assets

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Digital Assets Inventory Worksheet

The term “digital assets” refers to personal information that is stored electronically on either a computer or an online “cloud” server account that belongs to an individual. Anyone who uses e-mail, has a password protected cell phone, makes online purchases, or pays bills online has digital assets. Digital assets generally require a user name and/or password or PIN to access …    Continue reading

Estate Planning After Divorce

When did you first think about your estate plan – was it when a parent or grandparent died, after the birth of a child or during a serious illness? You probably don’t …    Continue reading


When a person dies leaving a Will, the legal process that takes place is called probate. A Will only needs to be probated if the decedent died with assets valued at $30,000 or more. Before the Will has any legal effect, it must be admitted to probate by the Surrogate’s Court located in the county where the person died. In other words, the court must make a determination that the Will is valid. A valid Will must be properly executed …    Continue reading

Estate Planning for Special Needs

One of the most important tools in creating an estate plan for a person with special needs is the creation of a Special Needs Trust. It may be created as an Inter Vivos Trust (one created during lifetime), or as part of a Will (also known as a Testamentary Trust). A Supplemental Needs Trust can be funded with an inheritance or life insurance,…    Continue reading