When creating or updating their estate plans, residents of Washington should make sure that they address how their digital assets are to be handled. This may require that individuals do some legal research, as there are number of challenges that arise when addressing digital assets.
Locating digital assets online can be an issue due to the vast amount of online information that may have to be sifted through. Access to digital assets is another concern, as the majority of assets that are stored online are accessible only if the correct username or password is used. Another challenge pertaining to digital assets is that ownership rights of digital assets are not has defined as those for traditional assets.