Next time you schedule an appointment with Downey Brand’s Sacramento office to revise your estate plan you will have a new question to consider: who will manage your Facebook account when you’re gone?
Assembly Bill No. 691, which became effective on January 1, 2017, attempts to aid in that process. It is commonly called the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (the “Act”), and it establishes a scheme for designating who is entitled to access your online accounts (and what portions of those accounts) after your death. The Act has been added to the California Probate Code at sections 870 to 884.