South Coast Surety Court Bonds

Court Bond, Who Needs One and Why?

There is a multitude of reasons an individual, lawyer or institution may need a court bond.  When legal oversight of a person, trust or estate is necessary, courts require a surety bond to protect those involved in the proceedings.

Protections are necessary to avoid possible loss from fraud, negligence or incompetence.  For this reason, there is scrutiny of those in an oversight position. Bond companies require financial records and other background information from a bond holder prior to issuance.  These bonds may also have a long lifespan, especially if the bond is for conservatorship. Therefore, review of financial records may be necessary when renewing a bond.

The most common court bonds are fiduciary bonds. Such bonds are used in legal proceedings where a person is given authority over someone else’s financial interests, assets and well being.  Such participants include:

  • Executor of a will in probate
  • Legal guardian of a minor or elder
  • Legal trustee or conservator of a trust or estate

In the case of probating a will, a bond is issued to protect heirs and creditors.  The bond covers the administrator or executor that is named to execute the will. If the executor does not complete the probate process in a timely manner, makes errors or tries to circumvent the desires of the deceased, the bond will ensure no loss or harm results. The bond is in effect until the probate is completed, all monies are distributed and debts paid.

Legal guardian, trustee and conservator bonds operate in much the same way as an executor’s bond.  The difference is the trustee must manage the finances and well being of a person for the extent of his or her life.  A bond must be issued and renewed to offer continued protection for the person in question. Whether it is a minor child  or an elder who is no longer able to manage his or her own affairs, the guardian must ensure that funds are properly managed and sufficient to care for the person. When a guardian is no longer willing or able to care for the individual then a new one must be named. A conservator, guardian or trustee could be a family member, lawyer, trust manager or other individual or institution.  

Questions about court bonds?  Have you been instructed by a court to obtain a bond?  Whatever your bond need, contact South Coast Surety for assistance.

What Our Customers Have to Say

I have processed 2 defective title bonds through South Coast Surety and I am the type that gets worried for any little detail and want to make sure everything is done correctly the first time to prevent double work for myself and everybody. Knowing how I am both times I had to call customer service and they answered every little question I had in a very nice and gratifying way that made me feel I would not have any problems in which I did not. South Coast Surety has the ultimate best customer service.

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May 2019

I was shopping for a surety bond for the first time and having trouble communicating with several different companies. When I contacted South Coast Surety they responded quickly and performed the transaction quick and easy. I might have been able to find a lower price, but their professionalism was worth a couple extra dollars.

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KG C. - CA
April 2019

We are opening up a Mental Health Residential Treatment Center and needed a Surety bond since we will be handling some clients cash resources. I reached out to South Coast Surety, they sent me an application, paid our premium and had our bond sent to us immediately. Everyone I spoke to and emailed was courteous, attentive and responded very quickly. We will most definitely continue to get all of our bond services from South Coast.

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John F. - CA
September 2021

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April 2021

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Mirwais A. - CA
March 2021

I was in need of obtaining my CA Insurance Bond. I was able to obtain my required Bond quote online within minutes. I approved the quote and requested the Bond to be issued. On the same day, I received the Evidence of Coverage. Could not ask for better pricing or better service. I highly recommend South Coast Surety to meet a wide range of Bonding needs.

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January 2018

Celebrating 25 Years of Committed Surety Service

South Coast Surety has been proudly providing surety support to all fifty U.S. states for twenty years. Starting out as a small agency with a dream in San Clemente, California, we have steadily grown into one of the largest bond-only agencies in the nation. We write all commercial bonds and contract bonds for every American business and industry. Our greatest achievement is helping our clients grow their business alongside our own through coaching and obtaining larger bonding limits at the best rates. We work hard for our clients and take pride in bonding businesses that have been declined by our competitors.

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