Affidavit of Heirship. In the event that someone passes away without a will, an Affidavit of Heirship can be used to insure that the deceased s heirs and next of kin gain control of his or her property. Generally, this affidavit will need to be witnessed by people who do not stand to benefit from the deceased s estate and it can be instrumental in avoiding the often costly and lengthy probate process.
Affidavit of Residence. This legal document simply allows to state your place of residence and is often used right after you have moved but have not submitted the paperwork to the DMV or other government agencies. You may need it to send your child to a school in your new area, get a parking permit for a busy part of your city, or sometimes, swear to a court or business you actually reside at a certain address. In other words, when you need to prove where you live, use an Affidavit of Residence.
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.
Affidavit of Small Estate. Small estates generally have an easier path through the probate process. You can use this affidavit to inform the court that the estate in question actually qualifies as a "small estate", which is usually capped around $150,000. Note that residents of New Hampshire, Kentucky, and Georgia should not use this document.