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Court Bonds 05.07.2019

Why Do Courts Require Surety Bonds?

Court bonds, such as appeal bonds, may be required in court proceedings to enable a party to pursue a remedy in court. Fiduciary bonds guarantee the faithful performance of court appointed fiduciaries such as executors,…
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Why Do Courts Require Surety Bonds?
Court Bonds 04.12.2019

Guidelines for Trustees

Trustees are responsible for handling assets held in trust that they themselves act as the legal owner of as a trustee. They handle tax filings for trusts and distribute assets to beneficiaries according to the…
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Guidelines for Trustees
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

Appeal Court: Process and Next Steps

So you’re filing an appeal after losing your case in a lower court. What happens when you get up to the appeals court? Is it any different than a standard civil trial? The appellant, the…
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Appeal Court: Process and Next Steps
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

A Guardian’s Requirements in New York Surrogate’s Court

When someone is found to be incapacitated or unable to make key decisions for themselves, the New York Surrogate’s Court may appoint that person a guardian. What does the court require you to do to…
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A Guardian’s Requirements in New York Surrogate’s Court
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

Executors in New York Surrogate’s Court May Need Surety Bonds

In New York Surrogate’s Court, it’s not uncommon for boilerplate language to be written into a will that waives the requirement for an Executor to have to purchase an estate surety bond to protect the…
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Executors in New York Surrogate’s Court May Need Surety Bonds
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

Guidelines for Executors

When you’re named the executor of a will, you have to manage the affairs and settling of an estate. You have to initiate court procedures and help pay off creditors using the deceased’s assets. So…
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Guidelines for Executors
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

The Probate Process With a Will

When a person dies, they may or may not die with a last will and testament. When someone dies without a will, or intestate, property is distributed according to state probate law. However, when someone…
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The Probate Process With a Will
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

What is Probate Court?

When a relative has died, you may be told that you have to go to probate court. But what exactly is probate court and who or what needs to go through probate? In short, probate…
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What is Probate Court?
Court Bonds 04.11.2019

Appeal or Supersedeas Bonds Necessary to Stay Judgments

One of the chief benefits of appealing a judgment is that the appeal may stay your judgment until the appeal is decided upon. But did you know that the initial judgment is subject to collection…
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Appeal or Supersedeas Bonds Necessary to Stay Judgments