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What is an affidavit? Your guide to effective legal testimonies

An affidavit is a written statement of fact voluntarily sworn or affirmed by an individual under oath before an authorized authority.

Rachana Chotia
Rachana Chotia
September 21, 2023
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What is an affidavit? Your guide to effective legal testimonies

Frequently asked questions

What is the meaning of an affidavit?
An affidavit is a formal written statement of facts that is sworn or affirmed to be true before a notary public, commissioner of oaths, or another authorized officer. It is used as evidence in legal proceedings.
What is the other name for an affidavit?
Another name for an affidavit is a "sworn statement" or “sworn declaration.”
What is the difference between an affidavit and a declaration?
Affidavits are more formal, used as evidence in legal proceedings, and require certain legal formalities, including notarization. Declarations are generally less formal, used for administrative or informational purposes, and may only sometimes require notarization.
Rachana Chotia
Rachana Chotia
Rachana is the Content Marketing Manager at Signeasy, where she works with the product & customer teams to create content related to eSignature and contract workflows. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, watching anime, and reading a good book.
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