What Constitutes a Valid Will in Virginia?

Recently, a court in France ruled that a text message sent shortly before a man’s death in 2016 altering his will was not enforceable. The court decided that a text message altering the terms of a legally executed will cannot be verified, and so is not considered a valid will. However, a court in Australia found the opposite to be true in 2017, in part because the deceased man used the words “my will” in the text message. These conflicting messages raise the question: what constitutes a valid will in Virginia?

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