Is Adsense Dead after its account holder dies

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  1. sid_candid profile image58
    sid_candidposted 12 years ago

    Yesterday I told my grandfather about Hubpages and Adsense. He was happy that I was doing something creative and earning from adsense for my work. But he had a few questions which I could not answer. He said life is uncertain what after your death. Does all your content goes to hubpages and adsense. Can anyone else from the family sign up for your account.

    1. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Talk to a lawyer who handles wills and estates.

    2. profile image0
      ankigarg87posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No adsense does not dead after holder dies as their articles are available on internet

  2. Pcunix profile image93
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    If you have given someone your passwords, they can pick it up and change whatever they want.

    My Adsense gets deposited directly to our joint bank account every month, so if I died, my wife would  keep getting income for a long time without changing anything.

    If we both die, our kids have the passwords and geekish enough husbands to do whatever they want or need to do.

  3. sid_candid profile image58
    sid_candidposted 12 years ago

    Thanks for your reply Pcunix. But I am a Non-US Citizen and get checks for my adsense earnings and not bank deposit. I have checked and saw no option to change payee name in Adsense. This would mean that my family cannot get the checks deposited in bank after my death as that would require my signature.

    1. Pcunix profile image93
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      But a person with passwords can create their own account and change the pages.

      They might lose a little income while doing that, of course.

    2. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      from the UK and from memory, when my father died about ten years ago we took death certificate and probate etc to bank.
      The bank closed his account and transferred the contents to an exors of Johns Fathers account with me and my sister as joint signatories.
      Into this we were able to pay in cheques to my father, then withdraw the cash. The account has not been closed yet.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    The Google account is an asset. Seems to me that estate laws would apply.

    Just my best guess. smile

  5. rmr profile image68
    rmrposted 12 years ago

    I think you can find the answer here: … nswer=9906

  6. Rimzim profile image59
    Rimzimposted 12 years ago

    Hi Sid,

    According to Google

    "If you're located in one of the following countries, you won't have the option to update your payee name within your account.

    Algeria,Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia,Jordan,Kuwait,Lebanon,Libya,Malaysia,Morocco,Nepal,Oman,Pakistan, Palestinian Territory,Philippines,Qatar,Saudi Arabia,Singapore,Sri Lanka, Thailand,Tunisia,UAE,Vietnam,Yemen

    Some Solution about this problem

    1. Make another Adsense account with different Payee Name (one of your family member's name).

    2. You can convert your account into Joint account ( Thanks Pcunix for this idea) then other person can take benefit of adsense money after your death.

    I think that no requirement of signature for deposit cheque in bank.

  7. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    If you die your adsense account dies, hwoever you can transfer websites to your own name, and then create your own adsense account and replace the adsense ID's.

  8. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 12 years ago

    Better the google will provide solution to this problem so that it legitimate adsense users family will benefit after the account holder death.

  9. lex123 profile image83
    lex123posted 12 years ago

    I feel that if we send a copy of the death certificate of the account holder along with a covering letter to Google and requesting the name to be changed to your name, (in those countries where the account name cannot be changed,) Google may understand the situation and agree to change it to your name. I'm not sure about this.  Just my thoughts.

  10. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    You cannot create or continue a bank account in the name of a person who is deceased, that can get you in a whole heap of trouble. Joint accounts are changed to single accoutns.

    You must create a new adsense account and place the new code on the sites.

  11. mdlawyer profile image46
    mdlawyerposted 12 years ago

    There are two basic components to this issue. One, the Hubpages Account. And two, the Adsense Account.  When a person dies, generally such properties come under the estate of the deceased.  Then the legal heirs of the deceased are entitled to them. However, any of the terms in the TOS of Hubpages and/or Adsense can limit the scope of the transferability or succession to the accounts. Hence, a comprehensive and exhaustive study of the provisions under the two respective agreements can only shed some reliable light on the issue.

    A bank account of a deceased person dies with him/her.  However, his/her legal heirs are entitled to the money already deposited in the account.  A new cheque issued in the deceased's name is not encashable legally.

  12. profile image0
    shazwellynposted 12 years ago

    Why dont you just get him to write on your account and give him the earnings when he achieves payout?  Keep tabs on his hubs as to how much he is earning from anaylitics and when he dies, you can forward cheques to the next of kin or keep it if he wishes this.

    Just an idea!


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