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Estate planning for those with digital assets

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2022 | Estate Planning

Planning for the future is a beneficial step for individuals of all income levels, and it can provide security for those with assets they wish to protect in the future. Estate planning is for everyone, and it is possible to create a planning strategy that accounts for one’s digital assets as well. If a Texas adult owns digital assets such as bitcoin, it is important to include terms and documents in an estate plan that account for these assets. 

Digital asset trusts and other estate planning tools 

If a person dies without an estate plan, what happens to his or her property and assets depends on state laws and other factors. Bitcoin and digital assets are valuable property, and it is worthwhile for someone to take the appropriate steps to ensure their full protection. One of these steps is to establish a digital asset protection trust, an option that allows one to both control these assets while protecting them long-term. 

There are various options available for digital asset trusts. The right option depends on the specific assets one wishes to protect and other factors, such as preferences and long-term goals. In addition to Bitcoin, these trusts can protect other types of digital assets that may contain important or sensitive information.   

Security for the future 

The intent of any estate planning measure is to have control and security long-term. An assessment of one’s case can help identify the most beneficial steps a Texas adult can take for the full protection of his or her digital assets. With the right plans in place, one can have peace of mind regarding the future. 

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