Surrogate’s Courts

Court bonds, such as estate bonds, guardianship bonds, conservator bonds, trustee bonds, receiver bonds, or referee bonds, may be required in court proceedings involving the affairs of decedents, including the administration of estates and probate of wills. Fiduciary bonds confirm the faithful performance of court-appointed fiduciaries, such as administrators, conservators, guardians, and trustees in probate and surrogate courts.

Colonial Surety Company is a leading provider of surety bonds. We’re licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories and make it easy to obtain I-Bonds® (instant, online surety bond). These bonds are specifically designed to safeguard the estate of the departed from fraud, incompetence, and other malicious actions by the estate’s executor. These type of bonds can also be issued for guardianship and various other positions in an estate. In the event the executor fails to live up to their requested obligations and duties, the probate bond gives the estate’s beneficiaries significant peace of mind. If the executor somehow steals or loses estate assets, the beneficiaries will be compensated.

Enjoy The Benefits

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    Quick Digital Process

    We offer a streamlined purchase process that lets you instantly purchase and obtain your court bonds online from your desktop or mobile device.

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    Direct Insurer

    Enjoy the convenience and cost-effectiveness of purchasing bonds straight from the source, Colonial Surety Company.

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    Trustworthy

    We’re Treasury-listed in all 50 states and U.S. Territories, rated “A Excellent” by AM Best Company, and approved by the Department of Labor, so you can count on complete compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A surrogate’s court may require a party such as an appointed estate administrator, conservator, guardian, or trustee to obtain a surety bond to protect the interests and affairs of those affected by the action brought before a surrogate judge. A bond is requested within the discretion of the surrogate’s court judge to protect the estate beneficiaries and creditors from potential estate loses. Hence, it is typical for a fiduciary of an estate to receive information from a surrogate’s court judge to obtain a bond.

  • The amount of the bond required by the court varies by type of bond required and according to the state the action is brought within. Usually, the greater the value of the assets of the estate, the larger the requested bond will be.

  • Colonial Surety Company offers the direct and digital way to obtain a bond required by a surrogate’s court. We make it easy to obtain your bond instantly. The steps are easy—get a quote online, fill out your information, satisfy underwriting requirements, and enter your payment method. Print or e-file your bond from your office. It’s that simple!

  • A bond required by a surrogate’s court is reasonably priced and easy to obtain.  Colonial Surety Company offers our lowest possible rate. The premium is based on the amount of the bond required by the applicable court.

  • Yes, it is important to understand how surety bonds work and whom the insurance company is issuing your bonds. It is easy to obtain surrogate’s court surety bonds when you deal direct with a quality insurance company licensed to write surety bonds. Incorporated in 1930, Colonial Surety Company is an A (Excellent) rated bond and insurance company by A.M. Best. We are Treasury listed, licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.

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