Digital Assets in Estate Planning

1 Credits: Finance


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Digital Assets in Estate Planning

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Finance

Course Description

In today’s world, it is important that estate planning include contingencies for digital assets. This course defines what constitutes a digital asset and reviews important factors to consider when estate planning. Highlights include the importance of password protection and documentation, preparing an estate plan for digital assets, identifying and authorizing a fiduciary, and the current legal environment governing digital assets. Learn about the difficulties faced with digital ownership, management, and retrieval of digital assets as well some of the solutions for managing and protecting information from identify theft and hacking.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between owned and leased digital assets.
  • Identify digital assets.
  • Identify critical components of digital asset planning.
  • Define how states approach to accessing digital assets.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
December 26, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Patricia McCarthy, MBA, is a partner at CFO Resources LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. Her focus is on Microsoft products, particularly Excel, and how to use these programs effectively in business. She’s also certified as an MOS expert in Excel. Patricia has been in software training for over 20 years, and her client list includes the Indiana CPA Society, which awarded her its Outstanding Discussion Leader award. She has been a contributor to the Journal of Accountancy and has published articles in several CPA society magazines, including societies in Indiana, Missouri, Texas, and Arizona. Patricia is a …