Affidavit of Domicile Help Guide

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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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