Imagine if I do my testament as a video and post it in private on a social network. Will this video be legally usable and will a notary be able to force the company to give him the video?

Is there any things I can do to make my video valid (be facing the camera, showing ID Card, add subtitles...)?

  • Wills differ greatly between jurisdictions. In which country does this take place?
    – elaforma
    Jun 17, 2016 at 11:02
  • Post edited. I'm curious so i'll be thankful if you can answer for another jurisdiction. Jun 17, 2016 at 11:28

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In most civil-law countries, including France, a testament must follow very specific forms. It must be either handwritten (holographic will) or confirmed by a notary (authentic will, mystic will). Both possibilities preclude wills as video.

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