Urging Americans to Consider Their Digital Legacy

With Internet and social media usage continuing to rise, lawyers are urging Americans to consider their long-term digital legacy.

Social media continues to play a prominent role in day-to-day communications with 65% of U.S. social media users getting their news from just one social network. 72% of Americans are active on social media networks.

With most of Americans using social media sites to communicate and receive news, we need to consider what happens to that content beyond their individual lifetime. It is important to plan what happens to that account.

Many people store important documents and personal information online instead of in diaries or tangible folders. We may want those online files shut down when we die or we have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in movies, books and music and may want those files passed on to our family members.

Finkelstein & Partners can help you with online-automated Wills and standard Wills, allowing you to leave instructions for the future of your digital assets.

We can make it easier for your family members to keep or remove any online documents in your current possession.

Contact us today!

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP