Some of the most valuable assets now exist online behind passwords that heirs might not know.
When people die, some of the most valuable things they leave behind are memories and records of their lives and dreams. In this digital age, those are easily lost. Both chambers of the General Assembly therefore have passed a law to make it easier for parents to access virtual records of deceased minors.
The Washington Post over the weekend told the tragic story of a Nottoway County teen who committed suicide in 2011. His parents want to know what drove him to that end, but they have been denied access to his Facebook page and other social media that might include precious clues.