An Affidavit is simply a written, notarized sworn statement. An Affidavit can be used for nearly any reason such as to attest of someone's death or birth, to state a place of residence, or to be entered as evidence in a court trial. This sample affidavit of heirship is not provided for you to fill in the blanks. It is meant to help you draw up your own affidavit of heirship. It is an example of the most common situations seen when drawing up an affidavit of heirship. If the signer is telling the truth, they have nothing to worry about. In this part of the document, the affiant will "attest" or swear that they believe the information within the document is true to the best of their knowledge. The acknowledged statement(s) needs to be as clear and detailed as possible. You can find a probate lawyer from the list of lawyer referral services located on the Self-Help Resources website page.