Estate Administration in Cyberspace

Until just a few years ago, an estate executor on the hunt for important documents might find them in a filing cabinet at a decedent's home or in a safety deposit box at a bank. But now, with powerful computers and easy access to the Internet, a decedent may have sent and stored those papers solely in digital form. This has raised technological and legal issues that an executor must address in today's

Until just a few years ago, an estate executor on the hunt for important documents might find them in a filing cabinet at a decedent's home or in a safety deposit box at a bank. But now, with powerful computers and easy access to the Internet, a decedent may have sent and stored those papers solely in digital form. This has raised technological and legal issues that an executor must address in today's online world.

If a decedent warehoused documents on a hard drive or an Internet stor

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