X-Message-Number: 11987
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 15:02:54 +0100
From:  (John de Rivaz)
Subject: Re:  How to draft a will so that it does not interfere with cryonics?

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> What is the standard boilerplate to put in a will so that it will
> not interfere with cryonic preservation?

Why not ask the executors to do their best to cryopreserve your body?

Generally, the best thing to do with wills is to keep them as simple as 

Try and divide your estate up in percentages rather than say $x to A $Y to B 
and so on. Otherwise you have to keep on making up new wills with inflation 
or changing circumstances. 

If you trust someone enough, leave it all to them and include a letter of 
wishes. That way it is really simple and therefore virtually impossible to 
litigate against. The letter of wishes is not legally enforceable, of 
course, but equally the estate cannot be squandered on legal process. It all 
depends whether there are individuals or institutions you can trust more 
than the legal system as a whole.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, my singles club for 
people in Cornwall, music, Inventors' report, an autobio and various other 
projects:       http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JohndeR

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