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Court Bonds 02.27.2020

What is a Replevin Bond?

Imagine you recently moved out of your old apartment into a new pad. However, your former landlord decided to keep some of your personal property in return for rent not being paid. What action can…
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What is a Replevin Bond?
Court Bonds 02.19.2020

Conservatorship in Michigan for Adults Who Become Disabled

Formerly-competent adults in the State of Michigan who lose the ability to take care of themselves properly are often appointed conservators or guardians to care of the incapacitated person and their property. The conservator is…
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Conservatorship in Michigan for Adults Who Become Disabled
Court Bonds 02.14.2020

What is a Court Bond and How Do You Get One?

Court bonds are surety bonds required to pursue an action in a court of law. The term “court bond” is actually an umbrella term encompassing a multitude of different bonds found in the court system….
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What is a Court Bond and How Do You Get One?
Court Bonds 02.05.2020

What is the Purpose of an Appeal Bond?

When appealing a lower court’s unfavorable judgement, appeal and supersedeas bonds can seem like an onerous obstacle to hurdle. However, there are numerous reasons why these bonds exist and, in fact, are necessary. Appeal bonds…
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What is the Purpose of an Appeal Bond?
Court Bonds 01.30.2020

How to Set Up a Trust

A trust is created when the trustor, grantor, or settlor transfers property to the trustee, who will efficiently manage the property for the beneficiaries. A trust is one slice of a comprehensive estate plan, partnered…
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How to Set Up a Trust
Court Bonds 01.29.2020

What is a Receiver and What Do They Do?

A receiver is an individual selected by the court to receive power, property, and assets of a firm pending an ultimate decision of a lawsuit. Receivers are chosen by the court, government, or contract. Per…
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What is a Receiver and What Do They Do?
Court Bonds 09.13.2019

Who Starts a Trust

A trust settlor, also known as a grantor, trustor, trust maker, or creator, is the person who creates the trust. When making a trust, they establish which property of theirs they will grant to the…
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Who Starts a Trust
Court Bonds 09.11.2019

Types of Guardianships

Guardians are appointed by courts to aid a person with their financial needs. The most common types of guardians and the ones you’ve probably heard about are guardians of minors. The minor they are aiding…
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Types of Guardianships
Court Bonds 09.10.2019

Texas Probate Surety Bonds

County courts in Texas require probate surety bonds when the court appoints someone to handle a deceased person’s estate or often when a will names someone as an estate executor. These bonds are required to…
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Texas Probate Surety Bonds