Alabama Self-Proving Affidavit Form

The Alabama self-proving affidavit is attached to a last will and testament to prove to any court or third (3rd) party that the form was lawfully signed. Under Alabama law, a self-proving affidavit must be signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and a notary public. After completion, the affidavit should be attached to the last will and testament. When the will goes to probate, the self-proving affidavit will be admissible as the witnesses’ testimony. Therefore, the witnesses will not need to be located or required to present their testimony in court.

Last Will and Testament – Allowed for use by residents of Alabama to direct their estate’s ownership after death.

Laws – § 43-8-132

Signing Requirements – 2 Witnesses and a Notary Public

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx) or Open Document Text (.odt).

Step 2 – The statement at the top of the page must be filled in by the Testator, who will need to enter their Name and the current Day, Month, and Year.

Step 3 – After filling out the sworn statement, the Testator must supply their signature next to “Testator’s Signature.” A Notary Public must witness this signature.

Step – The two (2) Witnesses for the Testator’s Will will need to enter each of their names in the two (2) blank spaces found in the second paragraph of the Affidavit.

Step 5 – The County and State in which the Affidavit is being sworn will need to be entered in the appropriate fields. Both witnesses must also provide their Witnesses’ Signatures, which must also be made in the presence of the Notary Public.

Step 6 – After witnessing all three (3) signatures, the Notary Public will need to complete the Notary Acknowledgment and provide their Notary Signature, Printed Name, and Seal.


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