Who qualifies as an “Affiant” for filling out an “Affidavit of Heirship”?

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Who qualifies as an “Affiant” for filling out an “Affidavit of Heirship”?

Asked on June 23, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The affiant is the person who makes and subscribes an affidavit.  The person whose declaration is embodied in the affidavit is the affiant.  The affiant signs under penalty of perjury. 

In the case of an Affidavit for Heirship, the affiant is the person who is claiming heirship by their statements declared in the affidavit and signed under penalty of perjury..


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