14 High Court may declare will valid


This section applies to a document that—


appears to be a will; and


does not comply with section 11; and


came into existence in or out of New Zealand.


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.


The court may consider—


the document; and


evidence on the signing and witnessing of the document; and


evidence on the deceased person’s testamentary intentions; and


evidence of statements made by the deceased person.