Would a handwritten affidavit signed and sworn before a notary be accepted by a judge in another state?

Asked on November 9, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You need to review the laws and/or court rules of the other state, to see what would be acceptable for the type of document you envision in, as applicable, the context of either wills, probate, etc. or for admission in trial. There is no general answer: every state has very specific, somewhat (or very) technical, and very inflexible rules about this sort of thing. You need to check the state's laws or court rules for the  specific document and usage.


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