An affidavit is a formal written document. It presents a person’s own account of events. The facts are presented in numbered paragraphs. The content of the affidavit must be factual and the facts are presented based on the maker’s own knowledge.
Facts should only include information that is directly related to the issue to be decided. Such formal written document, an affidavit, can be sworn and signed before a Commissioner of Oaths.
Affidavits are a way of giving evidence to the court on a given matter.