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CT Gets into the Internet Age with the Digital Assets Act

Posted by John Sweeney | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The CT legislature just passed the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act or HB 5606 and it should be signed into law soon.

Essentially, it gives your executor, Attorney by Power, Trustee, or conservator the power to control your digital assets in addition to your physical assets.  

They have the same rights you would have had.  In the past it was difficult to get digital providers to allow the fiduciary to change or control the account.  I know I have a couple of friends who have passed away and still have a Linked in or Facebook account.

So there you have it, CT is a progressive state.  

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John is an experienced lawyer who helps you solve your problems. He practices Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs, Business, & Tax Law in Fairfield County CT and Westchester County New York. He brings a wealth of experience in law, business, tax, insurance, and finance to arrive at practical solutions with compassion and care. Honest, direct and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He also brings a wealth of personal experience from his own large family and aging parents.


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Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.