An Australian court recently ruled that a will typed in the notes section of an iPhone is valid. The will was prepared by a man who committed suicide shortly thereafter. The will was not witnessed nor was it signed. Nonetheless, the court deemed it valid.
1. Thanks to Charlie Young, the attorney who represented the estate of the deceased, for sending me this news.
2. Such a will in Ohio would not be valid because it did not meet the requirements of being witnessed by 2 individuals and signed by the deceased. Presumably, if 2 witnesses and the deceased had signed their names electronically, it would have a chance of being valid in Ohio. I would not want to represent the test case, though.
3. If the will had been written on a Microsoft tablet, it would most likely not have been found valid because no one would have figured out how to use the tiles in Windows 8.