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What is a Probate Bond and What Does it Mean for the Personal Representative?
What is a Probate Bond and What Does it Mean for the Personal Representative?

WHAT IS A PROBATE BOND? At the commencement of a formal probate, sometimes it comes as a surprise to prospective personal representatives that they might have to post a surety bond in order to be appointed to this position. Even though most wills contain a provision which ...

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