The affidavit is a written statement of person making affidavit, the deponent under an oath. It is full of facts which are disclosed during a trial. They are the legal documents which contain sworn statements made in front of a person who is authorized by law to administer person making the affidavit.
Here are the steps you need to follow in the preparation of notarized affidavits:-
1) Fill in your affidavit and keep it simple, short as well as organized.
2) Make an appointment with your lawyer. If you are not able to fill in your affidavit then you can seek his help for the same.
3) Make sure the technical part of your affidavit is thoroughly checked by your lawyer.
4) Once everything is correct, your lawyer will have it sworn for you.
In your case, since you want to make certain changes with regards to names, you have to do so by submitting certain legal documents which contain the correct information and validate the authenticity of the same in front of the person you will be taking an oath. Once he signs the documents your notarized affidavit is ready and you can submit the same to academics.