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Lawyer reveals Aussie's wild plot to snatch back wealth after resurrection

Succession lawyer Chantelle Georgy was approached by a man who wanted to make sure he was covered he was ever resurrected.

A lawyer has opened up about the wild request she received from a prospective client about the afterlife. When someone dies, they usually organise for their assets to be passed onto whoever they wish in the form of inheritance.

However, Chantelle Georgy was approached by an individual, who asked if it was possible to put a clause into his will in the event he came back from the dead. Now, I know what you're thinking: surely this isn't possible?

The succession lawyer from Georgy Legal revealed this man had invested a "lot of money" into technology that could theoretically bring someone back to life and he wanted to ensure he would have a stash of cash waiting for him if his mission was successful.

Succession lawyer Chantelle Georgy next to someone organising their will
Succession lawyer Chantelle Georgy said a prospective client recently made the most unusual request she's ever heard. (Source: TikTok/Getty)

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"He wanted to be a beneficiary within his own will, so that he could regain control of his own wealth and take it back from the beneficiaries who would have received it," she said.


Not only that, but this clawback provision would have lasted "hundreds of years", meaning if he was resurrected by future technology and his wealth had been transferred down several generations, he would legally still be able to get it all back.

Georgy said her team's task was to work out the logistical issues that could arise out of a request like that.

"We needed to factor in inflation and the change in the value of that wealth over time," she said.

"We [also] needed to think about, well, how would beneficiaries and children, lineal descendants who were born many, many years after his death, how would they even recognise him or know that it was his wealth that they had to save?"

The prospective client explained he would need that inheritance for "practical reasons" as he would have to "support himself" if he was successfully brought back from the dead.

"It was his empire," Georgy added. "And so he needed the beneficiaries in his will to know that he was boss."

Ultimately, the succession lawyer didn't take on the client because she couldn't meet his needs.

It's unclear what technology the man had invested in to bring him back from the dead, but one method that is fairly well known is cryonics, also known as cryogenic freezing.

It's been around as early as the 1960s and people elect to have their bodies frozen after they've died in the hope they could be unfrozen at a later time in the future.

The bodies are cooled to -196 degrees Celsius and then stored in a cryonic chamber filled with liquid nitrogen, which is done to preserve as much of the body and brain as possible.

The minimum cost to cryogenically freeze a body is around USD$200,000 (AUD$304,000) and around USD$80,000 (AUD$121,000) for just the brain.

Some have chosen to be cryogenically frozen because they were living with ailments or diseases like ALS or cancer and hope they can brought back to life when there's a cure.

But cryonics technology, as it stands today, still isn't able to fully preserve brain function and anyone who would be unfrozen now wouldn't survive.

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