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Probate

Probate

My experience with a probate application for my father who died earlier this year is the prompt for this article.  I was appointed executor in my Dad’s will along with my sister. It is not uncommon for parents to name their children as executors, and many will...

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AFTR – reimagining a trip to the cemetery

AFTR – reimagining a trip to the cemetery

I would like to introduce you to AFTR - reimagining a trip to the cemetery. Life, Loss & Love is a global virtual community- driven festival which aims to stimulate conversation about embracing life by facing death. The current 2020 festival is a response to...

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Digital Death – social media

Digital Death – social media

I submitted a request to deactivate my father's Twitter account following his death. He did not really use Twitter very much. Part of cleaning up his digital footprint though meant working through the closure of his social media accounts and memorialising others. The...

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Covid White Paper

Covid White Paper

A few weeks ago, I was asked to join the Global Covid-19 Relief Coalition. My subgroup was tasked with exploring all aspects of death, grief, and virtual funerals. Our white paper has just been released and reflects the input of nearly 100 specialists who work with...

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Covid19 vs Dracula

Covid19 vs Dracula

Many friends who have children home are desperately trying to follow their school's curriculum during lockdown, for fear of them missing out on the education they would have received at school. I absolutely salute them for trying to do this, but it must be hard. In...

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Virtual Funerals

Virtual Funerals

Here is a short presentation that explains how a virtual funeral or memorial gathering can be arranged during these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic using technology. Click the play button in the centre, and make sure you have your audio turned up....

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Memorializing a Facebook Profile

Memorializing a Facebook Profile

It is really important to set up a legacy contact on your Facebook account. David from Tech Talk America has recorded a new YouTube guide that explains how and why you should set this up. Thank you, David. https://youtu.be/p6bgc-cXs6I Find out more about digital...

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Digital Assets 2020

Digital Assets 2020

Due to coronavirus lockdown, I am unable to get out into the community as planned to give presentations about digital assets. I created this particular presentation in January before I had any idea that estate planning would become so urgent. In recent days we are...

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