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What is an Affidavit of Domicile?

An Affidavit of Domicile is a legal document that you can use to verify the home address of a person who has died. As the executor or administrator of an estate, you are required to produce an Affidavit of Domicile when transferring or cashing in stocks or other investment assets of a deceased person. This document will confirm the state where the deceased person resided at their time of death, which will be needed to determine which state may levy death taxes against the assets of the decedent.

When to use an Affidavit of Domicile:

  • You are administrator or executor of an estate and want to transfer stocks or bonds that were owned by the deceased.

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I, , residing at , , , being first duly sworn, state as follows:


I am the of the Estate of (the "Decedent") who died on .


At the time of death, the Decedent's domicile was , , and the Decedent had resided in the State of for at least year(s) prior to death, and was not a resident of any other state of the United States at the time of death.


The Decedent did not claim any state of domicile other than the State of on any instrument or Will executed within the two years prior to death.


At the time of death, the Decedent possessed . Certificate(s) representing Decedent's possession were physically located in , at the time of the Decedent's death.











Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day of ____________________, ______.

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me, by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by _________________________, who is personally known to me or who has produced ________________________________ as identification.


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  • Do I need an attorney to review my Affidavit of Domicile?

    Making an Affidavit of Domicile is normally simple to do; however, you could need advice. Having a professional double-check your document may take a long time on your own. An alternate approach might be through attorney services at Rocket Lawyer. Rocket Lawyer members are able to ask for guidance from an experienced attorney or get answers to additional legal questions. As always, you can Live Confidently® knowing that Rocket Lawyer is here by your side.

  • How much would it normally cost me to make an Affidavit of Domicile?

    The cost of hiring and working with a conventional attorney to write an Affidavit of Domicile might total anywhere between two hundred and one thousand dollars, depending on where you are and how complicated the issue might be. Rocket Lawyer offers much more than many other Affidavit template providers that you might come across elsewhere. As a Rocket Lawyer Premium member, you can get up to 40% in savings when hiring an attorney.

  • Would I have to take additional actions after I write my Affidavit of Domicile?

    When you're finished creating this customized Affidavit using Rocket Lawyer, you will have the ability to review it wherever and whenever you choose. With a Premium membership, you may make edits, save it as a Word or PDF file, print it, and/or sign it. Alongside each Affidavit of Domicile Form, there also is a checklist of helpful tips to follow while finalizing your document.

  • Does an Affidavit of Domicile Form need to be notarized or witnessed?

    Yes, an Affidavit of Domicile Form needs the signature of a notary. Witnesses are not required.

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