Oklahoma Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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Updated July 26, 2022

An Oklahoma self-proving affidavit form is a notarized document that can be attached to a last will and testament in order to validate it. A self-proving will bypasses the probate process whereby the will’s witnesses may be called to attest the will in person. This affidavit contains the sworn statement of the principal signatory (the testator) and two (2) witnesses affirming that the will was executed willingly and in full capacity by the testator. By having this affidavit attached to the will, the witnesses will not need to testify in person in probate court when the estate is divested, thus quickening the probate process.

Laws

  • Statute§ 84-55(5)
  • Signing Requirements – Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

How to Write

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Step 2 – The Name of the County that the testator is a resident of must be provided in the appropriate space. In the paragraph below that, the Name of the Testator and the Names of the Two (2) Witnesses will need to be supplied. In the space following “being by me first duly sworn, said […]” the Name of the Testator must be entered again.

Step 3 – The Testator and the Two (2) Witnesses must all provide their Signature in the indicated fields. The witnesses will also need to print their name and address where indicated. In order to be properly validated, the affidavit must be signed in front of a notary public.

Step 4 – Having witnessed the Testator and the two (2) Witnesses’ sworn statements, the Notarial Officer must then provide the three (3) individuals’ Names and the Date. Below that, the Notary will need to supply their Signature, Printed Name, Official Title, and Notary Seal.

Step 5 – Once the Affidavit is complete, it should be attached to the testator’s Will.