To write a sworn statement, also known as an affidavit, start with the title and a paragraph giving the names of the parties, their relationships and other personal information. Write a sentence affirming the information, outline the events, and reference any supporting documents. Then add an oath sentence and create signature blocks.
- Create a title
Start the sworn statement with a title. Include any case information, taken from other case documents, directly underneath the title.
- Write the introductory paragraph
Give the details of the parties involved in the case. Include their names, immigration status, relationships to one other, addresses and other pertinent information.
- Write a stand-alone sentence
Write one sentence affirming that the information contained in the sworn statement is true. Use the first person ("I") for this sentence.
- Create an outline
Outline the events that occurred in paragraph form. Number each paragraph. Review the details, and remove anything that isn’t pertinent to the case.
- Reference supporting documents
List the supporting documents. Add a heading for this section called “Exhibits.”
- Write the oath statement
Write a sentence stating that the information contained within the sworn statement is true and that the person giving the statement took an oath.
- Create signature blocks
Create spaces at the bottom of the document for the signatures of the person giving the statement and the notary who is bearing witness to the signature.