Probate bonds also known as surety bonds, executor bonds, guardian bonds and personal representative bonds have been a specialty of Triest Agency since 1903. Larry Freudenberg has been writing probate bonds for over 27 years and we can provide bonds for any probate court in South Carolina or Georgia. Probate bonds are one of the many services that Triest Agency provides the legal community in South Carolina and Georgia. In addition to serving the legal community with probate bonds, Triest Agency specializes in professional liability; commercial general liability; commercial property insurance; business auto; workers compensation and other property and liability coverages for South Carolina and Georgia law firms. From Savannah, Athens, Atlanta, Greenville, Columbia, Charleston and all of the Peach State of Georgia and Palmetto State of South Carolina, we’ve got you covered.
What Are Probate Bonds?
The probate bond is a type of court bond that provides a guarantee to a South Carolina probate court (obligee) to protect the assets of a deceased person, incompetent, minor or beneficiary against misappropriation of the assets by the court appointed principal (executor, fiduciary or representative) under their charge. The assets of a South Carolina resident who dies without a will must be probated and the South Carolina county probate judge will appoint an executor . The estate is protected from negligence or misfeasance by the executor. There are also guardianship bonds to protect the assets of vulnerable adults, adults with diminishing capacities, adults with developmental disabilities and minors.
How can I apply for a probate bond with Triest Agency?
The process if rather simple. We suggest that you contact us to explain the situation and then we will ask that you complete an application.
Hartford Probate Bond Application
Why is a probate bond required of me?
The judge of the South Carolina or Georgia county probate court will determine if he/she feels a bond should be issued to protect the assets of the estate or guardian.
How much does a probate bond cost?
Prices are a percentage of the bond amount. They will vary depending on the personal credit of the applicant along with the conditions surrounding the estate. Call Triest Agency for an exact price.
Is a probate surety bond protection for me?
No. As the executor or guardian, you are provided no insurance from the bond.
Can I get approved for probate bonding without collateral?
Yes. Collateral is not required for most probate bonds. They are usually approved with just your indemnification and premium.