Welcome to Episode 153 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast, we talk with Rilus Dana, a probate and estate attorney who founded Maat Legal Practice Management. Named for the Egyptian goddess of law and order, Maat Legal helps attorneys empower their clients with modern digital asset planning. Rilus believes that many law firms are not leveraging technology to ensure their practice fits the way people live today. He introduces us to “digital asset acts,” which have been passed in many states and which are designed to recognize the importance of addressing access to information stored electronically as part of estate planning.

Rilus takes a methodical approach to digital asset planning so that his clients’ heirs are able to access critical information they’ll need or want without encountering problems along the way. It’s a fascinating discussion about a topic many estate planners may not be familiar with and an important part of planning as you build your legacy.

So if you want to know:

  • The importance of updating estate planning for today’s digital age
  • How to figure out what digital assets you really have
  • Why just leaving a password may not work after you’re gone
  • How to evaluate the “legacy” options some social media platforms offer
  • Best tips for overall estate planning


About Rilus Dana

A probate and estate attorney, Rilus Dana is a digital asset planning expert. He founded Maat Legal Practice Management to update the estate planning process and address the fact that information is now being sent and stored online. Attorneys who are members of Maat Legal have access to the Digital Asset Trust and modern estate planning process that will help them adapt their legal practices to a more modern business model. Rilus is also a coach for attorneys who are looking for ways to streamline the business side of their practice. More information about Rilus and Maat Legal are available on their websites, www.DanaLegalHelp.com and www.MaatLegal.com

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.