223. A party may, during the suit, demand that an authentic writing that he or the opposite party intends to avail himself of at the hearing or that has already been filed in the record be declared a forgery or to have been falsified.
Such incidental improbation may be begun at any time before judgment; but, after the closing of the proof, it can only be allowed if the party shows that he did not earlier become aware of the forgery.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 223; 1994, c. 28, s. 9.