An Affidavit is a written declaration, where the declarant (affiant or deponent) certifies that, the facts of the particular subject, recorded in the form are true to his knowledge. The document has to be witnessed and signed by Commissioner of Oaths, a lawyer or Justice of the Peace. These proceedings are essential because, the signed form is used in legal proceedings.
In Wikipedia, this document is definedas “a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the declarant (who is also called the affiant or deponent) and witnessed (as to the veracity of the declarant’s signature) by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public.”
There are important points that, has to be remembered while, preparing the formal sworn document and they include:
The sworn form is written in the first person, by the person making the declaration. It is better that, the declarations are recorded in numbered paragraph, though there are no rules that, they should be paragraphed.
If anybody finds it difficult to prepare their own Affidavit, they can easily download this Form from Internet. You just need PC and Internet connection to browse the site, offering General Affidavit Form.
Below given Affidavit Form can be downloaded and printed as per your requirements:
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT FORM
State of __________________
County of _________________
Before the undersigned, an officer duly commissioned by
the laws of ____________, on this_____day of _____________
20____, personally appeared ___________________________
who having been first duly sworn depose and say:
Sworn and subscribed before me this ___day of ___________A.D. 20__