Sworn Statement in Affidavit Form for Missing Horse Disputes

Posted at Monday, March 12, 2018 in Article

General Affidavit

Can an affidavit help your missing horse story? Perhaps it may.

You can tell your story over and over but when you put the facts in an affidavit you are swearing that what you are saying is true.  An affidavit may help strengten your statement when used in court or for other puposes where you need to be believed beyond a shadow of a doubt. 

"A general affidavit is a sworn statement of fact, written by an affiant who has personal or special knowledge of a specific matter. An affidavit is always signed under oath, in the presence of a notary public, in order to confirm the veracity of the statement," according to an online legal doucument company, LegalNature

Unlike other affidavits that have a specific form, a  general affidavit has the flexibility that allows  you to build an affidavit to fit your needs.  

There are serveral online companies, many of which are free, that offer step-by-step guidance that will help you complete and download your general affidavit in just a few simple steps.

In short you are writing your statement of facts that what a your are saying is true. 

A legal notary public can certify the person signing the document is the correct person and may have other witnesses to the signature.

What do you put in the your affidavit? Facts, only facts. Keep in mind this is your legal satement of you account of an event. Do not put anything that is not true. Your affidavit can be used as evidence in a court of law.

In cases where a missing horse is involved, especially if you feel like you gave your horse to somoene under false pretense on their part,  consider the following as you write your statement of fact.
  • What event happened to you that caused you to feel like you needed to rehome your horse?
  • This is  an event that occurred on what date as best as you can remember. 
  • Emphasize  how you feel you were deceived to or lied to by the person or persons involved.
  • What are the most compelling points that helped you make your decision to let your horse leave ? This is what was represented to you by these person(s).
  • Would you have given your horse to this person if you knew what you later found out about the disosition of your horse(s)? Why or why not?
Remember, do not accuse anyone of a crime, just be very factual. Again, keep in mind that this can be used in a court of law. You do not want to put anything that is not 100% true. 

You also do not have to write a book. Be as brief as possible while staying true to your facts.

Once you have your affidavit filed out, print it and take it to be notorized. 

This article  does not represent legal advice. and is based on information found on the internet. You can research this further by Googling Affidavit forms. If you are not sure what to say we recommend that you get legal council.

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Posted by Debi Metcalfe

Founder of SHI