Sometimes telling the truth is not enough—you need to swear to it, in writing. An Affidavit is the legal way to swear that your statements are fact. You will sign an Affidavit document in front of a notary public to finalize it. If you have been asked for an Affidavit, you are being trusted to tell the whole truth—and nothing but.
1. You have been asked to make a declaration or statement of fact under oath as part of a contract or legal process.
2. You want to ask someone else to make a declaration or statement of fact under oath.
An affidavit is a statement made under oath that some fact, or set of facts, is true to the best of knowledge of the affiant. Affidavits are usually used to provide sworn statement of facts to the Courts or any other government agencies. Affidavits are usually sworn to before a Notary Public or before any other officer that has authority to administer oath. If false testimony was given in an affidavit form, the affiant or the person who executed said affidavit, exposes himself against prosecution for the crime of perjury or giving false statement under oath.
Affidavits can be used for many different reasons, but they all share a common trait: the person singing is making a declaration, under oath, that what is in the affidavit is true.
These are just a few of the most commonly used affidavits. For a more complete list, you can head to our list of family and personal affidavits. And if you ca not find exactly the affidavit you need, in most cases, a general affidavit form can be used. Just make sure to consult with a lawyer
affidavit sample doc
how to get an affidavit
general affidavit template