An affidavit attested by notary is a legal document, consisting of a series of statements that are sworn to be true.
These sworn statements can be used for a variety of purposes, one of which, is for use in court as part of legal proceedings.
Critically, affidavits are afforded meaningful evidentiary weight in these legal proceedings precisely because it is a criminal offense to lie in the contents of an affidavit.
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Please do not sign or date your affidavit in advance; both must be done in the presence of the notary public.
Please bring along a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An affidavit is a written statement made under oath and is used as a means of verifying the truth of certain statements (often in a legal context).
To make an affidavit, you must find a person who is authorized to administer oaths in your jurisdiction, such as a notary public or a commissioner of oaths. You must then swear or affirm that the statements contained in the affidavit are true to the best of your knowledge.
Anyone over the age of 18 (legal) and of sound mind (good mental health) can make and affirm/swear an affidavit. However, the person creating the affidavit must have personal knowledge of the facts that are contained in the document and must be able to affirm that they are true.
Yes, an affidavit and a sworn statement are essentially the same things, as they are both written statements under oath and are both used to verify the truth of certain statements.
An affidavit is a sworn statement of fact that can be used as evidence in a court of law, so it is legally binding. If you make a false statement in an affidavit, you can be charged with perjury (which is a serious criminal offense).