My mother is trying to claim unclaimed money that was in her deceased father's name (found on claimittexas.org). One item that needs to be completed is the Affidavit of Heirship, but by a disinterested party. Since I, the grandson, have no interest, only my mother, do I qualify as Affiant?
The "Affiant" is the one swearing under oath that they have personal knowledge of the facts stated in the affidavit. This cannot be the person who inherits. You qualify as "disinterested". But, if you don't have personal knowledge of the facts, you can't swear that they are true. If you make a false statement under oath, it is a crime.
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See Texas Probate Code Ch. 48, et seq: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PB/htm/PB.III.htm#52A. Section 52 provides a guideline.
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It is important that you have personal knowledge of the facts since you are swearing to them under oath. You should be a disinterested party for the purpose of this affidavit since you have no beneficial interest in the money.