We have already traveled this road, but it is worth revisiting. After the death of her husband in August, a Canadian woman was locked out of her husband’s Apple account because she did not know his Apple ID. She discovered this when her favorite card game would not function and she was unable to reinstall the game. Apple told her she needed a court order to change the password, or she could create her own Apple ID and repurchase the game.
Three quick points: 1. I advise all of my clients to write down their on-line passwords and notify their executor of their location so their executor can access their digital assets after death. 2. My wills authorize the executor to access any digital accounts. 3. In this woman’s case, she would have been far wiser to spend $2.99 to download a new version of the game.