Verification Law & Legal Definition


Verification is the legal context refers to a declaration under oath or upon penalty of perjury that a statement or pleading is true. The verification is located at the end of a document. If a complaint is verified then the answer to the complaint must be verified. False information given in a verified legal pleading is subject to penalties for perjury.

The following is an example of a verification:

"The Complainant named in the foregoing Complaint being duly sworn, says that the facts and allegations contained therein are true, except so far as they are therein stated to be on information, and that, so far as they are therein stated to be on information she/he believes them to be true.Executed January 1, 2005, at Cleveland, Ohio. (signed) Dollie Altman, declarant."