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September 17, 2013

Your Facebook password belongs in your will

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Thinking about illness, death and dying is something no one wants to do, and like Cara, Judy and Steve, family caregivers will most likely be the ones to sort through a digital legacy with or without a conversation. Planning for our digital assets can be a gift to ourselves and to those who grieve us, reducing the burden they will carry as they sort through our past and tell our story. Far surpassing any monetary value, our digital assets hold tremendous sentimental value for those who will find comfort and meaning from our cloud-based legacy.

Cahn is a law professor at George Washington University. She is the co-author of "Red Families v. Blue Families and Family Classes," which will be published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. She is a member of the Homeward Bound project.

Ziettlow is an affiliate scholar with the Institute for American Values where she currently leads a Lilly Endowed study of Gen X caregiving and grieving titled, "Homeward Bound: Aging, Death, and Dying in an Era of High Family Fragmentation." She is ordained in the mainline Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and most recently served as COO of The Hospice of Baton Rouge.

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