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An affidavit of domicile is used by an executor, administrator, personal representative, or heir of an estate to name the legal domicile where a person resided prior to passing away. In the document, the person making the sworn statement is referred to as the "Affiant," and the deceased person is called the "Decedent." The affidavit is helpful for transferring the assets of the decedent, but it need not be used for this purpose exclusively. Its basic function is to state where the decedent resided prior to death.

To complete the affidavit, enter the current full legal name of the decedent and affiant as well as their respective addresses.

The most important piece of information you will include is the address where the decedent lived prior to death. Where the decedent "resided" can sometimes be a tricky question if that person traveled a lot or had recently moved prior to death. Enter the place that the decedent would consider to be his or her permanent home, which is usually wherever the decedent spends most of his or her time.

Another important piece of information you will need to include is the type and location of any assets of the decedent that are being transferred. Be specific when identifying the assets.

The final step is to sign the document in the presence of a notary public. After that, your affidavit of domicile is complete.

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Step 1: Collect Information

As you finish your affidavit of domicile, you will need to collect the following information:

  • The name and address of the deceased party (called the "Decedent")
  • The name and address of the party providing sworn testimony in this affidavit (called the "Affiant")
  • A list of any stocks, bonds, or other assets being transferred by the affidavit
  • The city and state where the assets are located

Having this information at hand will help you to quickly complete your document. You may also need to answer a few additional questions in our affidavit of domicile questionnaire to assist you in further shaping your document according to your needs.

Step 2: Complete the Questionnaire

Use the information you collected to complete the affidavit of domicile. We make this easy by guiding you at each step of the way and helping you to customize your document to match your specific needs. The questions and information we present to you dynamically change depending on your answers and the state selected.

Step 3: Review, Sign, and Notarize

It is always important to read your document thoroughly to ensure it matches your needs and is free of errors and omissions. After completing the questionnaire, you can make textual changes to your document by downloading it in Microsoft Word. If no changes are needed, you can simply download the PDF version and sign. These downloads are available by navigating to the Documents section of your account dashboard.

When signing the document, be sure to follow any additional instructions related to signing and witnessing the document. Any such instructions will either be located next to the signature line or in the instructions attached at the end of the document.

You must sign the affidavit in front of a notary public. When using a notary, always be sure to wait to sign the document until he or she is present.

Step 4: Complete Related Documents

If any other sworn testimony is needed, you can use a general affidavit to do so. This open-ended document has flexibility that allows an affiant to build an affidavit to fit their needs.

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