Estate and Elder Law

David Shulman On Estate Planning: Google Updates Page Regarding Deceased User’s Account

By David Shulman 

It looks like Google recently updated the support page in which a person can request information regarding a deceased user’s account. Now the options are:

Close the Account of a deceased user

Submit a request for funds from a deceased user’s account

Obtain data from a deceased user’s account

Notify Google that a user is deceased

Resolve a potential hijacking of a deceased user’s account

Make plans for what should happen to my own account.

This is a good step in the right direction to allow fiduciaries, including personal representatives and trustees, along with family members, to access the information in a deceased user’s account.

I’m a bit surprised, but encouraged.

Visit South Florida Estate Planning Law for more commentary from Florida estate planning attorney David Shulman. David Shulman is an attorney located in South Florida who focuses his practice on Wills, Trusts and Estates, and Tax Planning. He attended George Washington University Law School and Brandeis University, both of which he graduated with honors. In addition David received his LLM in Estate Planning from the University of Miami Law School. Prior to starting his own practice, David worked for the Internal Revenue Service and a large South Florida law firm.

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