“I Swear To Tell the Truth & Nothing But the Truth”
In Florida, an affidavit is a sworn written document where a person (called the “declarant”) makes a declaration (basically, a statement) in the document and signs the document stating under oath that the facts in the declaration are true.
In Florida, an affidavit may be used for different purposes. Affidavits may be used for non-court and non-judicial transactions (for example, stating your true assets in an application for a loan, or promising a buyer that you are the true owner of a piece of property). An affidavit may also be used in connection with a court or judicial proceeding (for example, in a divorce proceeding, or as a witness stating facts personally observed or known as true).
An affidavit can not only provide assurances and certainty in personal or business transactions as well as judicial proceedings, but an affidavit can also strengthen an application, case, or business transaction.
Preparing an affidavit can be time-consuming and complicated in format. FloridaLegalSource makes it easy and inexpensive to prepare and create an affidavit for use in Florida.
What should be Written in the Affidavit?
The Truth and Personal Knowledge of Facts
Affidavits Used in Court or Judicial Proceedings
Frequently Asked Questions