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WA Divorce - A Statutory Declaration or an Affidavit?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Dedre, 21 July 2015.

  1. Dedre

    Dedre Member

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    My husband advised he wants a divorce. Our situation is quite complex and I want this documented/recorded to avoid him refuting this at a later stage.

    Please advise which of a statutory declaration or affidavit provides the most appropriate means to do so.

    Thank you.
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    You want it recorded that he said he wants a divorce? I'm not sure how this would relate to any proceedings, but if there are no proceedings under way, a stat dec will suffice. If there are proceedings under way, an affidavit is the better option.
     
  3. Dedre

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    Hello AllForHer
    Thank you for your response.
    Are you able to confirm an affidavit should be done at a police station?
    Thank you.
     
  4. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    No, an affidavit can be done at any time and is a statement of fact written by the person deposing it, signed by both them and an authorised witness. It's not necessary to complete an affidavit at the police station.
     

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