An affidavit of heirship is one that is used to legally list down all the rightful heirs of a deceased person and the Delaware Affidavit of Heirship form in particular, is one that is to be used within the state of Delaware. This affidavit must be filled in the County Clerk’s record. The form is to be filled by a third, disinterested party and should not be filled if there is a will that was probated in court.
How to Fill the Affidavit Form
- Begin by entering the full legal name of the decedent.
- Next, enter the full legal name of the person filling the form – affiant, along with the date and his/her full residential address.
- Again mention the name of the decedent as the affiant acknowledges knowing the decedent and his/her family. Mention the date since when the affiant knew the decedent as well as the exact date of death.
- Mention the decedent’s place of death as well as his/her place of residence at the time of death (city, state, county – in both cases).
- Now, enter full details of the deceased person’s family as asked for. To begin with, mention all details of his/her marital history, followed by children information (both born and adopted), grandchildren (of any of the mentioned children), parents and siblings (if there were no children), and nieces/nephews born to the siblings as mentioned above.
- The signature of the affiant is now required, followed by the date of signature and the name of County and State (in this case, Delaware) of USA, in which the affidavit is being made.
- To complete the form, notarization by a Notary Public in the state of Delaware is required, along with date, signature, seal and date of commission expiry.