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.
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.
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.
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.
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