I have a nuisance case pending in small claims court. Part of my evidence is a witness statement.
It was VERY difficult finding a witness who agreed to sign his name on a document that will be used in a lawsuit, even a small claims lawsuit. Most witnesses didn't want to be involved & refused to help, even just by signing their name.
I have this one sole witness who agreed to sign a statement; however, he cannot attend the trial in court due to work. He'll sign a document, & go meet me at our local notary next door, but he won't miss work for my case.
So, given that my witness won't attend the trial in small claims court, would having him sign a notarized affidavit be better than a simple declaration? To "prove" he's a real person before a notary, so it doesn't look like I made him up?