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 was found in the drafts folder on the man’s phone after he took his own life last year .
Brisbane Supreme Court ruled that the wording of the text indicated that the man intended it to act as his will… More at the BBC.
In some ways I am surprised to see this judgement, but maybe that is based on what we have viewed as acceptable in the circumstances in the past.