X-Message-Number: 32601
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 09:05:11 -0700
Subject: Re: Will clause
From: Keith Henson <>

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 2:00 AM Alan Mole <> wrote:

> To prevent evil relatives from seeking to block your cryonic rescue it
> would be good to have a clause in your will disinheriting anyone who tries
> such  a thing.
> Is there a standard clause, or can a lawyer among us suggest one?

The problem is a defect in Alcor's paperwork on what to do with
suspension funding if suspension can't be done at all, lost at sea,
WTC collapse, etc.

People often direct their suspension funding to relatives if they
can't be suspended at all.

I have suggested that Alcor not allow this, i.e., funding always goes
to Alcor but with instructions to Alcor that if a person cannot be
suspended for the above kinds of problems Alcor can at it own
discretion donate part or all of the suspension funding to the named
relatives or estate of the person who failed to be suspended with the
exception that no money goes to anyone who interfered with the

The current wording motivates relatives to attempt to block a
suspension, the second could (in theory) be abused by Alcor who
collects suspension or none.

It's a serious problem because many of us have relatives hostile to
cryonics who could become "next of kin" depending on the order of how
people died off.


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