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 […]