Every document filed with the court under this chapter or chapter 525 shall be verified except where the requirement of verification is waived by rule and except in the case of a pleading signed by an attorney in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure. Whenever a document is required to be verified:
(1) such verification may be made by the unsworn written declaration of the party or parties signing the document that the representations made therein are known or believed to be true and that they are made under penalties for perjury, or
(2) such verification may be made by the affidavit of the party or parties signing the document that the representations made therein are true or believed to be true.
A party who makes a false material statement not believing it to be true in a document the party verifies in accordance with the preceding sentence and files with the court under this chapter or chapter 525 shall be subject to the penalties for perjury.
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