“Digital Assets: Modern, Practical Estate Planning Considerations”
Thanks to advances in technology, what was once a tangible item is now often times considered to
be a digital asset. So, how do you pass on your family photos to your loved ones? Who will have
access to your email account? Your online banking? Your bitcoins? This presentation will cover the
various types of digital assets, both of monetary and sentimental value, what happens at death or
incapacity and how a person can secure transition of these assets to the next generation. The
presentation will also include a discussion of the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets
Act of 2016. I will also discuss security measures to protect those assets and contingency plans for
allowing others access to them. We will look at a few of the common sites used for storing your
digital assets, their current position on passing them along and what you can do to ensure they
Armine Bazikyan, Esq. is an estate planning, asset protection, trust and probate
attorney based in Los Angeles. She is the President of Bazikyan Law Group, APC, which has
offices in Glendale and Sherman Oaks. She provides estate planning and administration
services to clients in the greater Los Angeles area, working with a wide variety of clientele in
various industries and wealth levels. She works primarily with professionals and entrepreneurs
planning their estates, trustees and administrators of probate estates.
She currently serves on the Board of the Glendale Bar Association and has been named Rising
Star by Super Lawyers for the past 5 consecutive years.
She co-authored (with Michael Allmon) the article “ Digital Assets: The Modern, Practical Estate
Planning Considerations,” CaliforniaCPA January -February 2014 Issue which discussed
planning techniques and strategies for digital assets at the time.
Thank you to this month's Speaker Sponsor:
Christopher Scott at Old Republic Title