Sometimes a Videotape will Stop a Will Contest in its Tracks
Many times estranged siblings will believe that their brother or sister "got Mom's ear" or Dad's for that matter and purposely had them "written out of the Will." That's often how Will Contests get started because the other party has no means of proving to the angry left out sibling that it was their parent's own intention. By simply showing the Video to the sibling the video it will often take the wind out of their sails and the question of an expensive Will Contest goes away on its own. Often they simply have to hear it from their own parent's lips to get it through their heads and end the conflict.
A Personal Message after the Will Signing Can have a Bad Effect Sometimes
You have to be careful what the Maker of the Will says in the personal video. Who knows? If you leave them inside by themselves, they could defeat the entire purpose of videotaping by saying things contrary to the original purpose of the various declarations in the original Will Sigining. So be careful to make sure the Maker is absolutely of sound mind before you send them into a room on their own to say who knows what. Just be careful. Most times it won't matter much, but every once in a while it can matter a lot.
This is why there are different perspectives on whether to videotape of not. Now its up to you to make up your own mind.
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