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Next iMug Monthly Meeting—
Tuesday 26 July 2016

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm, refreshments from 6:15pm
Venue: The Library at The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008, Melbourne. The Library is 50 meters from the end of Tram Lines 11 and 48. Street parking is also available. See map and directions. This new facility has a state-of-the-art presentation room with full AV capabilities and a robust internet connection providing NBN speeds.

Visitors welcomed to come!

Law and the Digital Revolution

The Use of Email and Social Media in Serving Court Documents in Family Law Proceedings

Presenter: Sharmini Subramaniam, Lawyer at Aitken Partners

Clearing the Cloud: Management of Digital Assets in Estate Planning

Presenter: Kathy Wilson, Partner and Lizia Lim, Senior Associate at Aitken Partners

Now that we are well into the digital age, digital assets are ever increasing, to the point where most Australian adults would now have multiple digital assets. Despite their prevalence and importance, they are commonly overlooked in the estate planning process.

It is increasingly important for willmakers to consider the management of their digital assets after death, but there are many challenges associated with this.

  • Should I give my executor a list of my passwords?
  • What happens to my Facebook account after my death?
  • What difficulties will my executor face when trying to close my trading and credit card accounts?
  • Who has the power to stop automatic debiting of my bank account to pay my ISP?

This presentation will cover the following topics:

  1. What are digital assets?
  2. Ownership of digital assets
  3. Management of digital assets
  4. Bequeathing a digital asset

Kathy Wilson is a Partner and Lizia Lim is a Senior Associate at Aitken Partners, Lawyers, and both are Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialists in Wills & Estates. They practice in all aspects of Succession law, including estate planning, Probate and estate administration, and contested estate litigation. At a recent Law Instute of Victoria awards night, Kathy Wilson won the Accredited Specialist Achievement Award for her work in Succession law.

Sharmini Subramaniam is a Lawyer at Aitken Partners and is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

This session is one where you are encouraged to bring along your partner so that you can jointly determine what action you can best take regarding your digital assets. You may also wish to ask questions about Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, as the presenters are also experts on these matters.

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