The General Affidavit is a legal document which helps two parties make a sworn statement between them. This is the most basic form of an Affidavit document. When there is a legally sworn statement between two people or parties, that statement is an Affidavit.
An affidavit is used to prove certain facts that are stated in the document by the person in question when the person might not be available to state them or give testimony on them. The statement is made under oath although it is in writing, and any person stating false information under oath in the subject of the affidavit is subject to perjury and can be sued. Mostly people use an attorney when preparing and signing a general affidavit it isn’t mandatory as the format is really simple and easy to understand.
The first part is where the name of the person making the statement has to be written. The second part is where the actual statement is written, outlining the facts and the statement. The third part is where the person making the statement signs the document stating that the statement is true to the best of his knowledge. And the last part is where the signature and seal of a notary public is affixed.
The most important thing to remember when making an affidavit is that the person making statements has to be sure of his facts. As the affidavit is made under oath and it carries the same weight as testimony made under oath, it is important that the information be correct.
This General Affidavit is generic and can be used in all states. You can download and modify the content to suit your needs.