Ottawa County, Michigan - Probate

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Ottawa County Probate Bond.

The purpose of the bond is to protect the beneficiaries or creditors of the estate from harm caused by the malfeasance or negligence of the executor or administrator. In California, a probate court bond is issued to administrators, executors, conservators and guardians, and trustees in probate estates. The penal sums determined by the court will vary from case to case.

A Probate Bond's rating depends on several factors. To qualify also takes into consideration several issues. For example, what is the amount required by the court? Who are the heirs? Do the heirs all get along? Is there a business that is operating? What is the relation of the applicant to the probate matter (spouse, brother, sister, etc.)? Usually wen we gather the information for your probate bond we will ask some of these things. Ratings vary slightly from surety to surety. To give you an overall general idea of costs we calculate it using the info below. Please keep in mind that your probate bond may vary. Regardless, it is always our goal to obtain the quickest issued and lowest rate.

Up To 5k 5k-200k 200k - 500k 500k and Over
$10 per 1k - $125 Minimum $5.10 per 1k $4.00 per 1k $2.00 per 1k

Please note that a $125 minimum bond fee applies to all probate bonds. The above is a rough estimation of costs. As mentioned some sureties charge higher and some lower. This is the middle ground so you can gain an idea of costs.

Once your probate bond has been placed with us we will notify you between 30-90 days prior to renewal. In many instances probate bonds are issued in terms of years. So, esentially one can purchase a 1, 2, 3, or more year term bond. This will generate a reduced cost for subsequent years. That being said, many probate bonds are issued in one year increments. Regardless of the term of the bond, we will need the closing documents of the probate to exonerate the bond. Otherwise, the surety will continue to bill on the anniversary date of the bond.

Ottawa County Probate Bond.

Now that you've discovered your bond, the process is very simple. You can apply right online here. Once we receive your info we begin shopping your bond. Once placed we eMail you the results. We will send you an invoice or you can pay over the phone. Once we have a signed app and the primium paid, we will send you an executed copy of the bond. The last step is that we send it out per your instructions. You can start the process right here!

Ottawa County Probate

Ottawa County Probate Court Information

Michigan Probate Court

Ottawa County Probate Court
12120 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460
Phone: (616) 786-4110
FAX: (616) 738-4624

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