Affidavits

An affidavit is a document that contains facts that you swear under oath or affirm are true.

You can often use an affidavit instead of giving evidence to the judge. But there are strict rules about:

  • how it should be written,
  • what it can include, and
  • how it's sworn or affirmed.

Writing an affidavit

Write an affidavit 

Step-by-step guide to writing an affidavit. An affidavit is a document that contains facts that you swear under oath to be true. Affidavits are part of your evidence when you do your own divorce.

How do you write an affidavit?

Tips on what information to include in your affidavit and in what order, what it should look like, how to use and attach exhibits, and how to swear or affirm the finished affidavit.

What to include in an affidavit or bring to court

Checklist of the information you need to support an application for child or spousal support, guardianship or custody, or parenting time.

Swearing an affidavit

Who can swear an affidavit?

A list of all the people authorized to act as commissioners for taking affidavits who can swear or affirm affidavits, in BC and elsewhere. Commissioners include lawyers, notaries, and government officials.