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Court Bonds 02.20.2019

What Does a Trustee Do?

A trust is a legal entity that technically owns assets and includes instructions describing who you want managing your affairs and who you want to receive the trust’s assets. But what does it mean to…
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What Does a Trustee Do?
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

Types of Trusts

So you’re thinking about setting up a trust. Or you’ve been appointed to be a trustee for a trust. It would probably help to know what the differences are between the types of trust, and…
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Types of Trusts
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning

When you think of estates and estate planning, you probably think it’s just something that rich people do to pass their assets onto their children. But did you know that there’s a lot more to…
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

What is Receivership and What Is It For?

Receivership can best be defined as a process where someone legally appointed as receiver for a company acts in that capacity as a custodian for the company’s assets or operations. Receivership is most commonly associated…
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What is Receivership and What Is It For?
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

When Does a Family Member Need a Conservator or Guardian?

A guardian is appointed to take care of most non-monetary (and often times monetary) decisions for someone who is not able to do this themselves, while conservators are appointed to handle only the actual monetary…
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When Does a Family Member Need a Conservator or Guardian?
License & Permit Bonds 02.20.2019

Requirements to Become a Notary Public

Different states have different requirements for those wishing to become notaries public within a certain state. Some states, such as New York, may require an aspiring notary to take a state examination, while others like New Jersey…
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Requirements to Become a Notary Public
License & Permit Bonds 02.20.2019

What Does a Notary Do?

Notaries are officials appointed by a state government, usually by the state’s Secretary of State office, to serve the public interest as an impartial witness to certify the validity of documentation signings, while helping to…
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What Does a Notary Do?
License & Permit Bonds 02.20.2019

How to Become a Notary Signing Agent

Did you know that there are notaries that specialize in handling and notarizing loan documents? Those notary signing agents work in closing loans for the mortgage finance industry. Signing agents can earn income from notarizing…
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How to Become a Notary Signing Agent
ERISA 02.20.2019

In Fiduciary Breach Case, Fiduciaries Must Prove That Choices Did Not Cause Loss

The three main elements of a fiduciary breach case are: 1) a breach, 2) a loss, and 3) that the loss was caused by the breach. Unfortunately for breaching fiduciaries, they’re often the ones who…
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In Fiduciary Breach Case, Fiduciaries Must Prove That Choices Did Not Cause Loss