Trustee Bonds: Protecting Beneficiaries

  • December 20, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Trustee bonds, a pivotal aspect in the realm of estate planning and trust administration, serve as a form of financial guarantee. A trustee bond, falling under the category of surety bonds San Francisco, is a […]

Avoiding Unexpected Delays in the Appeal Bond Process

  • December 15, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Appeal Bond

If you are planning to appeal a lower court’s decision in a higher court and want to temporarily stay or delay the payment of judgment, you may be required to obtain an appeal bond. Appeal […]

What are the requirements for a Surety Bond in California?

  • November 28, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

In the dynamic business landscape of California, particularly in Los Angeles, understanding the intricacies of surety bonds is crucial for business compliance and success. Think of these bonds as your business’s safety net, keeping you […]

Appeal Bond vs. Cash Deposit with the Court

  • November 16, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Appeal Bond

An appeal bond, also called an appellate or supersedeas bond, is a surety bond required when appealing a lower court’s decision to delay judgment payment in a higher court. If the appellate court upholds the […]

What Are Lost Note Bonds and When to Use One?

  • October 23, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Lost Bond

Lost trust deed bonds, also known as lost note bonds, are a type of surety bond usually required by Title companies. If you have paid off a loan, but do not have a deed of […]

When Are Appeal Bonds Filed and Stays Go into Effect

  • October 14, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Appeal Bond

If you’re involved in a civil lawsuit and wish to challenge the lower court’s ruling in a higher court, you may need to obtain an appeal surety bond in California to temporarily stay or delay […]

Understanding Contract Bonds: Why They Matter

  • August 25, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Contractors Bond

If you’re a property owner or a contractor in the construction industry, the chances are that you’ve heard of the term ‘bond’ several times. California contractor bonds are an essential aspect of the construction industry […]

Surety Bonds and Their Varying Purposes

  • August 11, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Licenses and permits are essential requirements for many businesses to operate. If you’re a business owner, it’s important to know that many licensing bodies require bond insurance to ensure the financial capacity of the business […]

Understanding 4 Popular Types of Surety Bonds and Their Appropriate Applications

  • June 20, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Surety bonds play a vital role in various industries, providing financial security and assurance for businesses and individuals alike. In this blog, we will explore four popular types of Surety bonds and delve into the […]

How Surety Bonds and Insurance Policies Differ

  • June 13, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

When it comes to financial protection, many people are not sure which is the best option: a surety bond or an insurance policy. While they both offer similar benefits in terms of shielding you from […]

License & Permit Surety Bonding Requirements in California

  • May 24, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

When working in the state of California, it’s important to understand the various requirements for license and permit Surety bonds. Los Angeles requires that many businesses obtain a Surety bond before they can do business […]

How Surety Bonds Can Help Secure Construction Contracts

  • May 15, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Surety bonds are an important part of the construction world and play an important role in contractor selection that can make or break a project. A surety bond is essentially an agreement between a contractor […]

Court-Mandated Probate or Guardianship Bonds

  • April 21, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Fiduciary Bond

California residents may find themselves in a situation where they need to file for court-mandated probate or guardianship bonds. These types of bonds are designed to protect an individual’s estate, children, or other dependents from […]

Common Types of Surety Bonds

  • April 14, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Are you a contractor and not sure what types of Surety bonds will be needed for your next project? Surety bonds are a common method used to protect owners and other interested parties from any […]

The Basics of Fiduciary Bonds: What You Need to Know

  • March 21, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Fiduciary Bond

As a fiduciary, it is your responsibility to uphold the trust of those under your care. That’s why understanding the basics of fiduciary bonds—and how they protect both you and your clients—is so important. We’ll […]

What Happens to an Appeal Bond After the Appeal?

  • March 13, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Appeal Bond

When an appeal is made in California, the court may require that an appellant post a bond equal to or greater than the monetary value of the judgment from which they are appealing. After the […]

Understanding the 3 Cs of Surety Bonds

  • February 22, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds are a type of insurance policy designed to provide assurance that companies, contractors, and other entities legally obligated to fulfill certain duties will meet their obligations. Surety Bond guarantees are issued by Sureties, […]

Bonding of an Executor or Administrator for Probate in California

  • February 10, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Probate Bond

If a California court appoints you to manage the estate of a physically or mentally incapacitated person, it may require you to purchase a probate bond. The bond acts as a guarantee that you will […]

How to Get a Lost Instrument Bond

  • January 20, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

If you have lost or misplaced an important financial document such as a promissory note or corporate stock certificate, your bank / brokerage / transfer agent may require you to obtain a lost instrument bond […]

Use Surety Bonds to Protect Your Investments

  • January 12, 2023
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

For the majority of California residents, a Surety bond can be used to guarantee compliance, payment, or performance of an act or service. It is a legally binding contract between three parties: The Principal: The […]

What Are Veterans Affairs/Veterans Administration Bonds?

  • December 14, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

What is a Fiduciary? If a veteran becomes physically or mentally incapacitated and can’t manage their financial affairs, the VA appoints a fiduciary to make important decisions on their behalf. A veteran’s friend or family […]

Bonds to Release a Mechanic’s Lien

  • December 8, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

If an individual fails to compensate their contractor or supplier for services rendered, the professional can place a lien or mechanic’s lien on the customer’s property. If a mechanic’s lien is placed on your property, […]

Understanding the Surety Bond Claims Process

  • November 16, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A surety bond in California is a contract between three parties – the principal, the obligee, and the surety. The principal is the contractor, the obligee is the project owner, and the surety is the […]

Understanding Probate Bonds

  • November 10, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

If you are appointed Executor or Administrator of an estate, the court may want you to obtain a probate bond, sometimes referred to as fiduciary bond. A California probate bond is a type of Surety […]

What is a Lost note bond / Deed of Trust bond / Lost Deed of Trust Bond?

  • October 19, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A lost note deed of trust bond is a type of Surety bond. It is required when: A debtor requests for a deed of trust to be released after the debt has been paid in […]

What Are California Appeal Bonds?

  • October 12, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Appeal Bond

If you were a party to a civil suit and want to challenge the lower court’s judgment in a higher court, you may be required to obtain a California court appeal bond to stay enforcement […]

A Surety and A Guarantee: Are They the Same Thing?

  • September 26, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Learn the important differences between a Surety and a guarantee to make sure you’re informed. This way you can have peace of mind that you’re making the correct decision for which is most applicable to […]

4 Lesser-Known Facts About Surety

  • September 14, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

A Surety bond in Los Angeles is a legally binding contract between three parties – the Principal, the Obligee, and the Surety. It guarantees that the Principal will perform a duty or contract. The Principal […]

What Is a Bonded Title and Why Do I Need One?

  • August 24, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A bonded title or a Certificate of Title Surety Bond is a document that establishes vehicle ownership. It includes a surety bond in Los Angeles that guarantees the owner’s legitimate ownership of the vehicle. A […]

Lost Note / Trust Deed Bonds Explained

  • August 17, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

Lost note / trust deed bonds (or lost trust note bond) are a type of Surety bond. If you have paid off the lien on your property, but do not have a reconveyance of the […]

Three Types of Probate Bonds Explained

  • July 20, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Probate Bond

A probate bond is a type of bond typically assigned by a California court. It guarantees that the Executorpersonal representative of an estate will manage it according to state laws and the terms of the […]

What You Need to Know About Appeal Surety Bonds

  • July 13, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

Were you involved in a civil case and the judgment was in the opposing party’s favor? Do you plan to appeal against the judgment in a higher court? You may be required to obtain an […]

How to Secure A Surety Bond

  • June 20, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

A Surety bond guarantees payment or completion of a task by the holder. It is a legally binding contract between three parties: • The Principal: The party that purchases the bond. • The Obligee: The […]

Can A Surety Bond Be Refunded?

  • June 13, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

There are situations when a principal after securing a surety bond in Los Angeles may find out that they no longer need it. Many principals wonder if their surety bond can be refunded in these […]

The Necessity of Civil Court Bonds

  • May 19, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A civil court bond guarantees that the losing party will comply with the court’s order. The purpose of a civil court bond is to protect the interests of the opposing party to the lawsuit. A […]

Staying Judgment with Appeal Bonds

  • May 12, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

In California, a court appeal bond, also called a defendant’s appeal bond, is a type of Surety bond required to secure the right to appeal to the higher court and stay the judgment delivered by […]

Appeal Bonds Explained

  • April 18, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

When a person loses a case and wants to challenge the decision in a higher appeals court, the court requires them to get an appeal bond. Also known as a supersedeas bond, an appeal bond […]

What Is a Lost Note/Instrument Bond?

  • April 14, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

If you have lost or misplaced a financial certificate, you may be required to secure a lost instrument bond (also known as a lost note and lose deed bond) before issuing a replacement or being […]

5 Different Types of Court Bonds Explained

  • March 21, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

In Florida, a court bond is any type of surety bond required by an individual when pursuing action through a court of law. Court bonds can be broadly classified into two types: judicial bonds and […]

Lien Release Bonds: Bonding Off a Mechanics Lien

  • March 14, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A mechanic’s lien is a legal claim made against a property by a contractor or subcontractor who wasn’t paid for the work they performed on it. Unpaid suppliers can make a mechanic’s lien as well. […]

What Is a Surety Bond and How Much Does It Cost?

  • February 21, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

A surety bond guarantees payment to the buyer’s client in case they fail to meet their obligations and the client suffers a loss. An Introduction to Surety Bonds A surety bond is an agreement between […]

How to Get a Fiduciary Court Bond

  • February 14, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A Fiduciary is a person or entity that is appointed to take care of the client’s assets. A Fiduciary is expected to act in their clients’ best interests and are bound by a legal and […]

Do Contractor License Bonds Guarantee a Contract?

  • January 23, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A California contractors license bond is a legally binding contract that protects the Principal’s clients and the general public. It is typically required to obtain a contractor license. A contractor license bond does not guarantee […]

The 3-Party Agreement of Surety Bonds Explained

  • January 13, 2022
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

In Florida, a Surety bond assures the purchaser’s customers that the Guarantor will meet financial obligations if the contracted party fails to keep their end of the bargain. There are many benefits to Surety bonds. […]

What is a Probate Bond? Do I need one?

  • December 13, 2021
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

A Probate bond is a type of court bond that protects the beneficiaries and creditors of an estate in the event the Personal Representative fails to perform their duties or commits fraud. The primary purpose […]

Surety Bonds 101: ERISA Surety Bonds

  • November 12, 2021
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Surety Bonds

An ERISA bond (or ERISA fidelity bond) is a type of surety bond that protects employee benefit plan beneficiaries. Its purpose is to ensure that beneficiaries receive compensation for financial loss if the fiduciary commits […]

California Contractor License Bonding Tips

  • October 13, 2021
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

In California, contractors are required to get a contractor license bond before they can obtain their license. In California, a contractor license bond protects a party that hired the principal against losses that may arise due […]

Avoiding Performance Bond Claims on Disputed Contracts

  • September 14, 2021
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

What is a Performance Bond? A performance bond (or contract bond) guarantees satisfactory completion of a project according to the terms outlined in the contract. If a business or an individual hires a bonded contractor […]

What Does It Mean to Be ‘Bonded’?

  • August 16, 2021
  • Posted By: hmvreeland
  • Category: Bonds

You have likely heard the phrase that a business is licensed, bonded, and insured. While most people know what a business license and insurance means, many may not understand the term ‘bonded’. A bonded business […]