An affidavit is a sworn written statement made under oath or affirmation, and signed in the presence of a notary public. It is used as evidence in court proceedings. An affidavit is typically used to verify certain facts or to provide sworn testimony on behalf of the person signing it.
You may need an affidavit if you are involved in a court case and need to present sworn testimony or evidence. Affidavits may also be used in proceedings such as administrative hearings, arbitration, or other legal matters. Additionally, affidavits may be used in certain legal transactions, such as to verify the identity of a signatory to a document.
Here are some frequently used types of affidavits, however this is not the exhaustive list of affidavits.
1. Affidavit of Service: Used to prove the service of court documents.
2. Small Claims Affidavit: Used to provide proof of a claim in a small claims court.
3. Affidavit of Execution: Used to prove an agreement or contract was signed by the parties involved.
4. Affidavit of Identity: Used to prove the identity of a person.
5. Affidavit of Capacity: Used to prove a person has the capacity to enter into a contract.
6. Affidavit of Witness: Used to prove the truth of certain facts stated by a witness.
7. Affidavit of Loss: Used to prove the loss of a document.
8. Affidavit of Support: Used to prove financial support to a dependent.
9. Affidavit of Fact: Used to prove certain facts.