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Court Bonds 04.11.2019

Conservator Credited with Reviving Britney Spears’ Career Retires

Andrew Wallet has served as Britney Spears’ estate’s co-conservator since 2008 but has now resigned the position, leaving her father, Jamie, as the estate’s sole conservator. Wallet is credited with using his position as conservator…
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Conservator Credited with Reviving Britney Spears’ Career Retires
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

How to Perfect the Appeal in New York Courts

After filing the Notice of Appeal and purchasing an appeal or supersedeas surety bond, it’s time to perfect the appeal in New York Courts. But how exactly do you do that? It’s a complicated process….
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How to Perfect the Appeal in New York Courts
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

How to File an Appeal in New York Courts

Losing parties in trial courts are entitled to appeals in New York courts. But how exactly do you go about appealing your case? You have to start with a notice of appeal. This written paper…
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How to File an Appeal in New York Courts
Court Bonds 04.10.2019

Appeal Bond Requirements Vary By State

While Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 62 provides the general rule for supersedeas bonds in federal courts, many states have adopted and reformed their appeal bond statutes to help defendants more easily secure their right…
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Appeal Bond Requirements Vary By State
Court Bonds 04.10.2019

New York Guardianship Fiduciary Bonds

In New York, a guardian may have to purchase a court ordered guardianship fiduciary bond to protect the person who needs a guardian, not the guardian him or herself. This bond ensures that the ward…
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New York Guardianship Fiduciary Bonds
Court Bonds 03.28.2019

New York Administration Proceedings: What You Need to Know

In the case of someone in New York dying without a will, or intestate, many considerations are deliberated in connection with the appointment of an administrator for the deceased’s estate. Factors such as next of…
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New York Administration Proceedings: What You Need to Know
Court Bonds 03.28.2019

New York Surrogate’s Court Bonds: What You Need to Know

Executors and Administrators in New York Surrogate’s Court are often required to post an estate surety bond in order to be appointed as a fiduciary. Whether a bond is required is usually within the judge’s…
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New York Surrogate’s Court Bonds: What You Need to Know
Court Bonds 03.08.2019

Conservatorship vs. Guardianship

Both conservators and guardians are appointed to assist with the financial needs of a minor, disabled, or elderly person. Both have court ordered authority to make decisions for someone who is a minor, elderly, incapacitated,…
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Conservatorship vs. Guardianship
Court Bonds 02.20.2019

The Duties of a Court Appointed Guardian

The purpose of appointing a guardian to an incapacitated or disabled person is to allow the guardian to make decisions for the incapacitated or disabled person that they cannot make themselves. Both financial and non-financial…
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The Duties of a Court Appointed Guardian