This article briefly explores the status of online assets once the owner becomes incapacitated or dies. It provides practical suggestions on how to marshal assets and ensure that they are appropriately handled, while also addressing some of the underlying theoretical issues involved in the relationship between online life and death.
GW Paper Series
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-25; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-25
Naomi Cahn, Postmortem Life On-Line, 25 Prob. & Prop. 36 (2011).