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.
Affidavit of Name Change. If you go by a name different than your birth name but have not gotten around to officially changing it through the court, use an affidavit of name change. Typically, another person (most often your spouse or a blood relative) will sign this and swear that you use a name different from your what is on your birth certificate.
Affidavit of Domicile. This affidavit is most commonly used by estate administrators and will executors when transferring cash, stocks, or investment assets of the deceased. Banks and accountants often need proof of the deceased s residence to release this property, while government agencies may use this affidavit to levy certain taxes.
Affidavit of Financial Support. Most commonly used while sponsoring an immigrant to the United States, this affidavit form simply states that the signer will be financially responsible for the incoming immigrant. The names and addresses of both parties are commonly included with the sponsoring party s signature.