Are there any penalties for making false statements in an affidavit? I thought it was perjury and there are heavy penalties for it. I served an Initiating Application to the other party on 24th December 2015. Today (30th March 2016) I received a response from her lawyer. The court date is tomorrow (31st March 2016). She made a false statement in her affidavit. Well, many false statements. But one in particular that says she has never been in a relationship since we broke up in October 2011. I have copies of emails between her and this other person that proves she was in a relationship between April and December 2015. So... are there any penalties for knowingly and willfully making a false statement via affidavit to the court?