Trusts and Estates practice head Joshua Rubenstein will present "Planning for Life After Death: The Laws of Succession vs. the New Biology?" during The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. Most of us are accustomed to having a relatively broad ability to control the disposition of our property following our deaths. It comes as a surprise to know how little ability we have to control the disposition of ourselves, and the uses to which we can be put, following our deaths. This presentation will examine the ability to control burial and the disposition of body parts, the posthumous use of our genetic material, inheritance by posthumously procreated individuals and exhumation for the purpose of genetic testing. Josh also will offer practical suggestions concerning what can be done to address the fact that medical science now permits the class of one's children not to be closed by one's death.

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