Unsent text message accepted as valid will by Australian court


The man’s wife took the case to the Brisbane Supreme Court to manage her deceased husband’s estate. Her argument suggested the text was not valid because it was never sent. But, judge Susan Brown said the phrasing of the message (which included the words “my will”) indicated the man was …

Australian court says man’s unsent text message counts as valid will

An Australian court has accepted an unsent mobile text message as an official will, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The will, written by a 55-year-old man who took his own life in 2016, was found in the drafts folder of his phone. It contained information on how to access …

A Queenslad court finds unsent text message to be a valid willf

A Queenslad court finds unsent text message to be a valid willf  Courier MailQld court rules phone text will as valid  9news.com.auQueensland court finds dead man’s unsent text valid as official will  3AWFull coverage

Unsent text accepted as dead man

Image copyright Getty Images A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man’s mobile phone as an official will.The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in which he gave “all that I have” to his brother and nephew.The message …

Qld court rules phone text will as valid

The Supreme Court in Brisbane has ruled that an unsent text message written by a man shortly before he took his own life was a valid will.The judgment found the text, which was addressed to his brother and contained detailed banking information and instructions on where he wanted his ashes …

Qld court rules phone text will as valid – 9News

The Supreme Court in Brisbane has ruled that an unsent text message written by a man shortly before he took his own life was a valid will.The judgment found the text, which was addressed to his brother and contained detailed banking information and instructions on where he wanted his ashes …

'Put my ashes in back yard’: Ipswich man's text message will

A FORENSIC examiner has been called to settle a dispute between a 65-year-old’s family and his widow after he wrote his will in a text message but never sent it. ‘Keep all that I have and put my ashes in the back yard’ were among the specific and graphic instructions …

Draft text disinheriting wife and son ruled valid will

A dead man’s unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son, signed off with a smiley face emoji, has been ruled a legitimate will by an Australian court. The draft message, addressed to the man’s brother, was found on his phone …