Court bonds- non- fiduciary are surety bonds that are required in civil court. This page outlines civil bond types that are frequently requested for these civil court cases.
TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) Bond
A Temporary Restraining Order Bond restrains the defendant from performing a specific act that is thought to cause harm to the plaintiff. These bonds are issued for a short period of time—usually no longer than 30-90 days.
Preliminary Injunction Bond
A Preliminary Injunction Bond is needed when a current Temporary Restraining Order bond has exceeded its time limit, and the courts have approved the action to become permanent.
Probate or Estate Bonds
Probate/Estate Bonds are civil court bonds needed when a person is handling the estate or affairs of another—usually those of the deceased or a minor.
- Administrator: Principal has been appointed to handle the estate of the deceased.
- Executor: Principal has been appointed through a will to handle the estate of the deceased (and you must submit a copy of the will.)
- Conservatorship: Principal has been appointed by the courts to handle the assets of a person who has been declared unable to handle their own affairs.
- Guardianship: Principal has been appointed to protect the assets of a minor until they reach majority.
- Trustee: Principal has been appointed through a trust to handle the estate of the deceased (and you must submit a copy of the trust.)
Writ of Attachment Bond
A Writ of Attachment Bond grants the Principal (the bond holder) the right to have the bank hold assets or cash that belong to the Obligee/Defendant until the dispute has been resolved through the court process.
A Release Writ of Attachment Bond can be obtained to release the original Writ of Attachment.
Writ of Possession Bond
A Writ of Possession bond allows the Principal (the bond holder) to have access to or possession of property until the dispute is resolved through the court process.
A Release Writ of Possession Bond can be obtained to release the original Writ of Possession.
Stop Notice Bond
A Stop Notice Bond allows the Principal (the bond holder) to place a lien against undisbursed construction funds which are in the possession of a bank or lender. To get this bond, you must submit a copy of the stop notice and mechanics lien, if filed. The bond amount is 1.25 times the stop notice.
Requirements to Obtain Court Bonds – non-fiduciary
Generally, these items are required to get a civil bond:
- An application for the bond, which you can submit here at Surety1.com.
- The court order or proposed court order, which specifies the bond amount.
- The complaint (if any)
- Financial statements may be required by the surety.
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