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Dead man’s unsent text message passes for will in Australia

0 Views October 11, 2017
Dead man’s unsent text message passes for will in Australia

Australia: Brisbane court hear a interesting case in this case the 55-year-old took his own life in October 2016, after composing a text addressed to his brother, which indicated his brother and nephew should “keep all that I have”, because he was unhappy with this wife, after composing a text addressed to his brother, which indicated his brother and nephew should “keep all that I have”, because he was unhappy with this wife. The message was found in the drafts folder on the man’s phone after he took his own life last year .
“You and [nephew] keep all that I have house and superannuation, put my ashes in the back garden … [wife] will take her stuff only she’s ok gone back to her ex AGAIN I’m beaten. A bit of cash behind TV and a bit in the bank Cash card pin … My will”

According to ABC News, the man’s wife applied to manage his assets and argued that the text message was not valid as a will because it was never sent.
The court said the deceased did not have any real contact with his son and a “rocky” relationship with his wife, although they did in the past enjoy “happier times”.
Despite the ruling, the judge found that the man’s wife could make a further application for the estate under family law.

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