Vidotaping can be bad for the Maker of the Will and His/Her Estate
Some would suggest that videotaping a Will Signing is a bad thing because it might indicate to an overseeing judge that you're trying too hard to prove that the Maker of the Will was competent and that may later undermine the Will itself. This could especially be the case if you only videotaped certain Wills instead of all of them and it might backfire on you.
What would happen if you videotaped the Will Signing and then lost the tape?
This could backfire on the attorney overseeing the proceedings and/or the Estate itself because if anyone videotapes something or records it in any way and then "loses" the tape, there is often an extremely strong inference to be drawn against the maker of the videotape that they purposely "disposed" of it and the courts have been known to set aside one party or the other who purposely negates evidence and/or infers that said evidence (the videotape) would have proven the opposing sides' contentions against the "loser of the tape".
So, if you're going to tape, make sure you carefully safeguard it for future use.
Also, make certain you videotape most or all of your Will signings so they will be normal practice procedure.
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