Every new year, many financial planners prompt clients to revisit and update their estate plans and wills. In so doing, they should begin teaching clients about a new – but critical – area of estate planning: attending to their digital legacies.

“This is just hitting peoples’ radar and it’s something they really need to look at,” said Newport Beach, Calif.-based estate attorney Cheryl Barrett, who often strategizes with financial planners about legacy issues. “For each one of us the growth in our digital lives is exponential, especially as we move assets to the cloud.”

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