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Court Bonds 12.10.2020

Understanding Intestate Succession and Fiduciary Bonds

When a person dies without a will, probate courts rely on intestate succession laws to distribute the assets to heirs. Court-ordered fiduciary bonds can become important in this process. Who Gets What? If there is…
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Understanding Intestate Succession and Fiduciary Bonds
12.10.2020

Administrators: Understanding the Required Duties and Bonds

When someone dies without a will, a probate court judge will typically appoint an administrator—and require a bond. Here’s what you need to know about the process. Probate Courts Are Busy Places The Conversation estimates…
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Administrators: Understanding the Required Duties and Bonds
Court Bonds 12.04.2020

Securing A Supersedeas Bond: Important Advice

A company’s liability insurance may cover a supersedeas bond. This will turn out to be critically important information if you ever seek to win a lawsuit on appeal.  Appealing A Lost Lawsuit: Supersedeas Bond Needed…
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Securing A Supersedeas Bond: Important Advice
Court Bonds 12.04.2020

Guardianship Bonds Explained

Guardianship bonds are routinely ordered by courts to protect those placed in the care of guardians.  What Is a Guardianship? A guardianship, according to LegalZoom, is: A legal proceeding to determine whether a person is…
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Guardianship Bonds Explained
License & Permit Bonds 11.30.2020

Pursuing Benefits for Veterans: Don’t Give Up

Pursuing Benefits for Veterans: Don’t Give Up Even without a global pandemic, winter and holidays put extra stress on those caring for vulnerable veterans. Securing additional benefits to help can be daunting—but worth it. Underutilized…
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Pursuing Benefits for Veterans: Don’t Give Up
Court Bonds 11.29.2020

Choosing a Personal Representative: Time to Buck Tradition?

Traditionally, the oldest child is tapped as the personal representative for the estate of aging parents. Is that always best? Sometimes Traditions Get In Our Way 2020 continues to be a year of learning that…
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Choosing a Personal Representative: Time to Buck Tradition?
Court Bonds 11.19.2020

Understanding Probate Court and Probate Bonds

Many people have their first—and sometimes only—experience with the law in a probate court. Here is what to anticipate if you find yourself there—and in need of a probate bond as well. What Is Probate…
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Understanding Probate Court and Probate Bonds
Court Bonds 11.17.2020

The Importance of Appeal Bonds

If you lose a court case and are ordered to pay money to the winning party, an appeal bond can enable you to defer payment while you pursue your case in an appellate court. Staying…
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The Importance of Appeal Bonds
Court Bonds 11.12.2020

Naming an Executor To Carry Out Your Will

When you make plans for your loved ones and assets, ensure your intentions are carried out properly by carefully choosing an executor for your will. Understanding the Role of An Executor If you are establishing…
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Naming an Executor To Carry Out Your Will