Navigating A Digital Last Will
Planning your last testament can be a fraught process, and it is not one you’ll undertake lightly. Storing this important document correctly is one of the most important things you can do. To ensure that your will is upheld, make sure all related materials are retrievable. With the advent of digital storage, many new companies are claiming they can “store” your documents securely in the cloud. Our world is becoming more and more dependent on technology, so this may seem like the new norm. Your will stored on the cloud might be an appealing option, but there are things to consider. Here are some ways to make sure that a digital last testament is right for you.
Make sure the company is trustworthy
Many of the newer companies offering this service are startup companies. Just because a company is a startup doesn’t necessarily mean it is untrustworthy. Still, you’ll want to be sure that the company is well established and won’t disappear with your documentation if they become insolvent. Additionally, according to MSNBC.com, startups can be more susceptible to encroachment like hacking, so you’ll want to make sure that the company you choose has a firm policy for protecting against such interference.
Make sure you still have an attorney involved
Just because a company offers to store your last will doesn’t mean they have the legal knowledge or expertise to do so. You want to ensure that your document is legally binding. Nor will they stay on top of updating your document appropriately. If changes should arise your attorney will be able to help. Having a lawyer supervise your material to check it meets all legal requirements is essential, no matter where or how you choose to store it.
With all of that said, if you have a lawyer to consult with and a company you trust, a digital will may be right for you. The main advantage is that storing your will digitally means it can’t be damaged or lost as a paper will. Retrieving information will also be more convenient. If you are looking for more information on a digit last will, Slaughter Law Firm can help. At Slaughter Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing our clients the best service in a variety of cases, including but not limited to divorce, personal injury, and criminal law. If you are interested or have questions about wills, please contact us here today. At Slaughter Law Firm, we promise to provide the help and support you need!