A widow was properly allowed to probate a photocopy of a will whose original could not be found, even though there is a presumption that a will was revoked when the original disappeared while in its author's possession, the Virginia Supreme Court says in Edmonds v. Edmonds, 6/4/2015. To overcome that presumption, the proponent -- the person who seeks probate -- of a missing will must prove, by clear and convincing evidence, that the testator did not destroy the will with the intention of revoking it. The deceased's will left everything to his current wife and daughter, and nothing to his son from an earlier marriage. He had repeatedly, unequivocally, consistently that that both those things were his intention. There was no evidence of his changing his mind, nor of anything that might have changed his mind.