Prudent Forethought

Last Will and Living Will of Jonathan Hart

Introduction

While I do not expect to perish while in the possession of vast riches or any time soon, I do believe it is prudent to lay down some guidelines in the event that such should occur. I am of sound mind and body, and I’d recommend this same will (except where relatives and dates are specified) to any US citizen.

Validity Expiration Clause

Because this document shall be publicly posted on the internet, and to avoid any conflicts between this document and any will that I should decide to produce later, but not necessarily publicly post, it is my will that this document shall remain valid only until 12:00AM January 1st, 2020 CE.  After that time, this document shall be nullified and all matters related to my death or medical treatment shall be handled in accordance with a superseding will or in accordance with the laws of the municipality of my death or medical treatment.

Section 1. Definitions:

My nearest relative shall be defined as the person that is closest to the top of the following list, provided that that person is alive, does not waive the responsibility, is at least 18 years of age, and is not considered a suspect in any municipal investigations following my demise. If none of the people on the following list is eligible in accordance to those rules, then any passage herein which refers to a nearest relative shall be nullified and the matter shall be treated in accordance with the laws of the municipality of my death or medical treatment.

Eldest Living Child (there are none at the time this was written 12-22-2015)
Spouse (there is none at the time this was written 12-22-2015)
Eldest Living Grandchild
Sandra Hart (mother)
Charles Hart (father)
Alexander Hart (brother)
Stephanie Hart (sister)
Eldest Living Aunt or Uncle
Eldest Living Cousin
Brandon Hart (nephew)
Cassandra Hart (niece)
Eldest Living Niece or Nephew

A Doctor is hereby defined as any individual that is currently (at the time of treatment, consultation, or advice) licensed to perform any and all duties of medical doctor by the applicable State Professional Regulation Board.

The extent of my funds or benefits is hereby defined as the monetary cutoff point at which any further money spent will leave me with less than 20,000 USD in cash or deposited into a checking or savings account or investment accounts such as a 401k that can be easily and quickly liquidated. Other valuable property such as automobiles, real estate, gold, or collectibles shall not be considered in the determination of this cutoff point.

Section 2. Executor

In the event of my death whilst I am in possession of exceedingly valuable property or money in excess of 100,000 USD, then my nearest relative (as previously defined) shall file this will with the applicable court.

Section 3. In the event of death (funeral arrangements, cooperation with municipal authorities):

In the event of my death it is my will that I shall be attended by my nearest relative (as previously defined) and that said relative shall confirm my death to the best of their abilities. It is my will that no organ of mine shall be donated except in accordance with the procedure outlined in Section 5.

If my death has not been ruled suspicious in any way by the applicable municipal authorities, then it is my will that I be cremated as cost-efficiently as possible. Other funeral arrangements shall be at the discretion of my nearest relative, except that if I die whilst in the possession of sufficient funds, then it is my will that funereal expenses shall not exceed 20,000 USD.

If my death has been ruled suspicious or is otherwise requested for investigation by municipal authorities, then it is my will that my body be placed in the care of said municipal authorities and used for any evidence gathering that they deem necessary including autopsy. After those authorities release my body, then it is my will that I be cremated as cost-efficiently as possible. Other funeral arrangements shall be at the discretion of my nearest relative, except that if I die whilst in the possession of sufficient funds, then it is my will my funereal expenses shall not exceed 20,000 USD.

Section 4. Inheritance:

In the event of my death whilst I am possession of funds or property then my nearest relative shall contact my top four other nearest relatives (as previously defined) by letter and by email and they shall administer the splitting and distribution of said funds and property among interested parties of their choosing. It is my wish, but by no means a requirement that all of my intellectual property rights remain in the possession of my relatives. It is my will that any prospective distribution of funds or property must be unanimously approved by all of my top five nearest relatives except in the case that five eligible living relatives cannot be located (in a period of 90 days after my death) in which case the decision must be unanimously approved by all of the eligible nearest relatives that were located. In the event that a unanimous decision cannot be reached be for a given piece of property of set of funds then the property or funds shall be liquidated into USD and split evenly among the top five nearest relatives (or fewer if five could not be found).

Section 5. Brain Death or Coma with Provisions for Organ Donation (Living Will):

First and foremost, if my nearest relative (as previously defined) disagrees with or refuses to take part in any of the process described here in Section 5, then it is my will that my life should be preserved to the extent of my funds or benefits, and it is my will that none of my organs shall be donated.

If it is determined by a licensed medical doctor, and confirmed by another licensed medical doctor that I am in a coma, a persistent vegetative state, or that I am brain dead, then my nearest relative shall be contacted and shall attend my body and confirm the diagnosis to the best of their ability. If the nearest relative refuses to confirm the diagnosis, then it is my will that none of my organs be donated and my life shall be preserved to the extent of my funds or benefits. If at any time my funds or benefits can no longer pay for the care needed to preserve my life, then it is my will that all care shall be discontinued even if this results in death. During the remainder of the process delineated here except where otherwise specified, the life of my body should be preserved in accordance with the recommendations of a licensed medical doctor to the extent of my funds or benefits.

If the nearest relative confirms the diagnosis then it is my will that any interested licensed medical professionals shall prepare a list of no fewer than 10 possible recipients for any of my organs that are deemed to be eligible for donation by a licensed medical doctor. The list shall contain the names of the recipients next to a number that has been assigned to the recipient.

If no list of recipients is prepared prior to my death, then it is my will that the eligible organ in question shall not be donated. The nearest relative is hereby urged to ignore any insistence by the doctors or any other individual that “This is not the way they do things,” or any other such attempts at persuasion. If the relative is made to feel pressure to allow the donation of any organ except by the process I’ve delineated here, then it is my will that none of my organs be donated.

The nearest relative will obtain a random number generator of their choosing (examples would include gaming dice or computer software)  and shall use it to produce a number that matches one of the numbers on the list of recipients. The selected recipient shall be noted. If the nearest relative is made to feel pressure to select any specific recipient or otherwise decides that the selection process was not suitably random, then it is my will that the eligible organ in question shall not be donated.

After the recipient selection process has been completed for all eligible organs, and if my body remains alive, then the license medical doctor in charge of my care shall ask the relative the following question:

“Are you satisfied that the organ recipient selection process has been completed in accordance with Jonathan Hart’s will?”

If the relative responds in any way other than the affirmative, then the life of my body shall be preserved until the relative responds to the question in the affirmative. If the relative responds in the affirmative, then it is my will that my body shall be removed from all intravenous saline and any other medication or drug for a period of 24 hours. If I die during that 24 hour period, then it is my will that my eligible organs be donated to the previously selected recipients. If I regain consciousness during this 24 hour period, then it is my will (of course) that none of my organs shall be donated. If I survive the 24 hour period, but do not regain consciousness, then it is my will that my body shall be removed from any other life supporting mechanism or device including but not limited to: feeding tubes, artificial respirator, artificial heart, heart monitor, or brain monitor. Then my body shall be monitored for a minimum 24 hour “wake” period. If at any time during this “wake” period, it is determined by a licensed medical doctor that I am dead, then it is my will that my eligible organs be donated to the previously selected recipients. If I regain consciousness during this “wake” period, then it is my will (of course) that none of my organs shall be donated. If I remain alive, but unconscious throughout the 24 hour “wake” period, then the doctor in charge of my care may make any and all necessary preparations to insure that the selected recipients are ready to receive the eligible organs, then it is my will that the doctor shall terminate my life at the time that doctor deems optimal to facilitate donation of the eligible organs to the previously selected recipients.