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- What will a guardianship bond cost?
Prices are a portion of the bond amount. They will vary depending on the personal credit of the applicant as well as circumstances surrounding the guardianship. Fill out our application online to get approved for a guardianship bond.
- What is the process?
Complete the application online, send us any related court documents, sign the indemnity agreement, send payment and we can get you the bond in a matter of days.
- Can I get this bond with bad credit?
It is possible. However, it depends on the severity of your credit issues. If you have moderate credit problems, you may be able get a bond. Severe credit issues will make you ineligible for a bond. Your chances of getting approved will increase if you have legal counsel to guide you through the process. Apply on our website to determine if you qualify.
- Can I get a guardianship bond without collateral?
Yes. These bonds usually do not require collateral and can be obtained with your indemnification alone.
- Why is this bond required of me?
It is for the protection of the minor or incapacitated individual you are trying to become a guardian/custodian for. The bond guarantees you will fulfill your financial and guardianship responsibilities in the best interests of the individual. Should you fail to properly fulfill your obligations; a claim can be placed on the bond to reimburse them.
- Should I hire an attorney to help?
It depends on the size of the bond you need. An attorney is not necessary for smaller bonds. However, if you need a larger bond, the surety likes to see an attorney involved to aid in the process as they are familiar with the legal system.
- How long does the bond need to be in place?
As long as the minor or incapacitated individual needs financial supervision. In a minor's case, the bond can be relinquished when they turn 18. The surety will charge a premium for the bond annually based on the bond amount until it is released by the court. The bond amount can be reduced if a request to do so is granted by the courts, resulting in a lowered annual premium.