14 High Court may declare will valid

(1)

This section applies to a document that—

(a)

appears to be a will; and

(b)

does not comply with section 11; and

(c)

came into existence in or out of New Zealand.

(2)

The High Court may make an order declaring the document valid, if it is satisfied that the document expresses the deceased person’s testamentary intentions.

(3)

The court may consider—

(a)

the document; and

(b)

evidence on the signing and witnessing of the document; and

(c)

evidence on the deceased person’s testamentary intentions; and

(d)

evidence of statements made by the deceased person.