An important part of estate planning is determining who will be in charge of carrying out someone's wishes. In addition to having an executor of their will, people may also want to appoint a trusted individual as an agent under a power of attorney. Depending on how they are set up, a power of attorney may allow someone to make financial decisions for an individual or determine how that person should be cared for when they cannot make their own medical choices.
Some people say they want to be immortal. But even they may not want the immortality that lingers in cyberspace. Accounts on websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may outlive the person who creates them. The ownership of digital assets has become an important topic in estate planning.