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Things you need to know about Affidavit.


1. What is an Affidavit?

An Affidavit is a written statement under oath by a person (the “Affiant”) on certain facts.  With an Affidavit the Affiant is asserting that the facts stated in the Affidavit are true based on his personal knowledge and at the risk of perjuring himself.  


2. When do you need an Affidavit?

An Affidavit can be used for a variety of reasons and for any transaction where it is necessary to swear to the truthfulness of certain facts.  The Affidavit can be submitted as evidence in support of a court case or criminal complaint before the Office of the Prosecutor.  It may also be executed in a business transaction to verify certain facts relevant to the business. 

With Legal Tree you can create your personalized Affidavit for any purpose and covering any topic.  We also provide specialized Affidavits that are tailored for the most common situations (i.e. Affidavit of Desistance, Affidavit of Loss).  We recommend using our specialized Affidavits if they apply to your situation.


3. What information do you need to create the Affidavit?

To create your Affidavit, you’ll need the following minimum information:

  • The name and details (i.e. nationality and address) of the Affiant
  • The facts being asserted as true
  • The purpose for which the Affidavit is being executed

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