An affidavit is a written statement of facts. It is like testifying in court under oath, only in writing. You can use it if you have been asked to state facts under oath in support of your side in a case.
It is important to remember that everything that you say in an affidavit must be true and based on what you personally know.
This affidavit is blank, so it can be used for many different things. For example, if an Order of Protection is filed against you, and you file a petition to re-hear, you can file an affidavit to explain the important facts of your side of the story. You can also use an affidavit to tell a family law court why moving to another county or state with your child is in their best interest.
An affidavit has a caption that lists the court, the case number, and the parties. It also has a signature block, or a place where you will sign and print your name, address, and phone number. Be sure to wait to sign your affidavit until you are in front of a notary public. The notary will ask for your photo ID to verify your identity. You can find notaries at most banks, courthouses, and currency exchanges. Notaries usually notarize documents for free or for a fee of $2.00 or less.
- Contact information
- Notary signature
- Facts that you personally know
Updated: June 2017