Tips on Writing an Affidavit
This is a written statement that can be used in a court of law mainly done through an affirmation or an oath. The primary purpose as to why an affidavit is done is to add evidence in a case which is reliable just like any information that can be put before the court.There are steps that one should follow in writing a proper affidavit that would be held reliable in a court of law. The heading of an affidavit should be seen from afar where it is supposed to indicate the place where the court is to be held, the names of the defendant and the case number. There are very many documents that will be presented before a case and to show the type of document that is presented one should write the name affidavit just below the heading of the document. The heading goes as the first agenda and then the second agenda is writing ones personal information which includes the name of the person, the address of the affiant, the job occupation and the marital status if need be. The affiant is supposed to present his full name which then is typed in block thus showing that the person is ready to swear to the affidavit.The Most crucial part of an affidavit is the written statement that is to be presented in front of a judge if the case proceeds to such an extent. Opinions are rendered speculative in a court of law thus the only statements that are needed in the affidavit should be facts of the case.
The affidavit should be well outlined in paragraphs with every fact put in a single paragraph explained thoroughly where letters such as ‘I’ should be seen in the phrases denoting the affiant’s words.There are cases when more than one fact cannot be separated where in this case the facts are clearly stated in one paragraph. The different facts that are provided by the affidavit should have supportive documents and dates and addresses to verify the truth of the affiant. There should be a swearing oath part in the affidavit that helps the judge to make sure that the affiant was talking the truth. One should not forget to put a block that shows the signature of the affidavit. There should be a witness to see the affidavit sign the documents, in this case, called a notary.The notary as well should provide his/ her signature at the bottom following the signature of the affiant.