When most people think about digital assets, they consider the sentimental value of those items. This includes family photos that are stored online, blog entries and social media postings. While many New Jersey family members would love to have access to those memories, there is another side of estate planning that concerns digital assets that hold significant monetary value.
For example, consider a songwriter who has spent her career compiling a body of work. Some of the resulting songs may have been sold, and each sale will come with a distinct body of rights to use. Some sales will result in royalty payments, which can continue for a long period of time. Those royalties can be part of an individual's estate, so that surviving loved ones can profit from the work of that artist.