A Rapture codicil for Last Will and Testament
For a long time, I enjoyed thinking about the Rapture, and if it were true, and when it might happen, if true. But I had never put too much thought into what would happened to those left behind to people I cared about, if there was a rapture and I was in it.
So what I am doing now is updating my Last Will and Testament, and including a codicil to the Will which addresses the Rapture. Most wills being executed are based on a person’s death, not their disappearance. If I just disappear, then my family will be stuck in limbo. Of course, I would like them to come with me, but that is God’s decision, not mine. Also, I sense that my generation is not living as long as other generations, so updating a Will is a good idea.
I found a template on the Internet, which I am providing here, if anyone wants to use it to update their Will. If you do not have a will at all, this might be a good time to write one. Each day we are faced with the possibility of not being here tomorrow, so protecting those we love is important.
Once downloaded, you can fix the formatting and the content. Also, someone suggested a living trust instead of a will. Check the comments for any better ideas.
*** update 5-6-09 After some thought, I have decided to keep all provisions in the main will. The codicil could be overlooked. I added a Catastrophic circumstances clause, which in event of act of war, act of God, or criminal act of man, death certificates, or verifying deaths may not be possible, especially if there is mass death, and/or lack of social order or law enforcement. In this case, notarized statements from 4 credible witnesses as to the “disappearance” of my family or myself, will be an acceptable substitute for a death certificate.
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