2018 Probate Court Bond Information - Ohio & Indiana
Consumer Q&A on Estate Bonds, Guardianship Bonds, Probate Court Bonds

By: pavman | November 24, 2015

​Although probate court matters may seem simple, and court personnel may accept filings directly from applicants, many intricacies are involved with any estate.


When an estate bond is issued, applicant is ultimately responsible for any liability, but insurance carrier issuing bond is initially responsible for claims against bond. Under certain circumstances, if estate administrator disburses money not pre-authorized by court, bond could be ordered to pay.  This is even if expense was incurred for benefit of estate, even if no malfeasance was intended.  Many other difficult estate issues may arise throughout the estate administration.  We highly recommend to obtain a qualified attorney.


While probate courts will accept filings ...

By: pavman | October 26, 2015

These questions are best answered by an Ohio attorney experienced in probate matters.  Phil Pavarini, leading Ohio probate bond agent, recommends contacting your local bar association for more information about finding, interviewing, and selecting an attorney.  While Pavarini is unable to recommend, upon request, a specific probate attorney, his firm can email list of attorneys who've handled probate in the past.  We do not recommend any specific attorneys.