There is no such thing as a video will. It’s the law that to be valid, a will must be signed and on paper. In most cases, a will has to be dated and signed by two witnesses who observed the will-maker sign it.
So if you have nothing but a video of the deceased’s last wishes, you don’t have a will that will hold up in court. Of course, if everyone agrees to follow the video wishes, and taxes and debts are paid, then there’s no issue with all accepting a recorded statement as a kind of will. Just don’t think that a probate court, bank, or other institution that manages any assets in the deceased person’s name will accept it.
If There’s a Video of the Will-Signing. If the individual who made the will read the will on camera or videoed the will signing, this documentation can be helpful.
A person is saying that the will wasn’t executed correctly. For a will to be valid, it must be signed with definite formalities. There has to be two adult witnesses and the will-maker has to tell them that the document is her or his final will. A video can show that the witnesses saw the will-maker sign and then signed the document themselves. This way, no one could state that the will wasn’t witnessed properly.
Relatives are confused or mad about provisions of the will. Most family fights after a death are caused by surprises. For instance, if the kids assumed to getting equivalent shares of a parent’s estate, but don’t, bad feelings are next. If the will-maker left a video, it could calm them down. For instance, if a parent told that she or he was leaving more money to one of the kids because she or he had already given the others money to help buy their own places, it could help prevent rumors about the parent’s reasoning and fights among the children.