Like most people nowadays, my important photos are online. Children's first birthdays, family holidays, Christmases: all handily filed in my iCloud account or displayed on Facebook. But what will happen to these when I die? Who will be granted access to this account, and how will they get this access?  

This is something that it is easy to forget about when creating a will today. Tangible property is addressed, but it is the growing amount of online, digital property that also needs to be considered. The next time you make or revise your will, the New Zealand Law Society's digital legacy checklist will help you to determine what should happen to your digital assets. It also sets out a handy guide as to how some of the more popular social media sites deal with your accounts after death. That way, your precious photos of the time your toddler drew over the wall with lipstick will never be lost ...