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NSW Statutory Declaration that Doesn't Need Witnesses?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Steph68, 27 October 2015.

  1. Steph68

    Steph68 Active Member

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    Is there a document like a statutory declaration that someone can fill out that doesn't need to be witnessed ??
     
  2. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    A statutory declaration always has to be witnessed by an authorised witness.
     
  3. Steph68

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    Yes, I know - which is why I asked if there was a document "like" a stat dec that doesn't need to be.

    Prehaps a 'letter of statement' or the like ?

    I need to get a couple of written statements but the nearest people who can witness a stat dec are over 40 minutes away.
     
  4. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    If you have been asked to do a statutory declaration - that is exactly what you need to provide. Nothing else will suffice.
     
  5. Steph68

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    No, as I said - I've been asked to get statements in writing. Not specifically stat decs.

    I thought there might be a formal statement template that I could use.
     
  6. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    By whom and for what purpose?
     
  7. Steph68

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    One person is saying that he knew a prominent couple who are since deceased. He is using their name to further his standing in the small community- specifically on a local community club board/committee.

    A number of the families friends and living relatives have taken exception to him doing this and one is approaching the club to complain. He's asked me to get statements from as many of the friends and relatives to say they never met this man before.

    Unfortunately due to time constraints and distance, stat decs aren't possible and I thought there may be a formal way to at least take down those statements.
     
  8. Tim W

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    "Statements" don't have to be stat decs.
    In this case, why would ordinary letters not be suitable?
     
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