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

By: pavman | February 17, 2016

YES!  Provided you meet other qualifications, residing outside of Ohio will not disqualify you from obtaining bond from our agency.  We often hear customers indicate other agents aren't able to help clients if they live out of Ohio.  We have direct access to multiple brokerages licensed in all 50 states.

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.

By: pavman | July 08, 2014

by Phil Pavarini Jr. 


We often answer calls from frustrated consumers seeking a probate bond.  They've been muddling through the often cumbersome court process, being directed from office to office, desk to desk, scheduled for hearing after hearing, and paying fee after fee.  More than once a court has, almost whimsically, advised a probate bond applicant that 'it's no problem, just call any insurance agent!'... only to find agent after agent is unable to help them.


One of the first requirements of any probate bond is to have an attorney.  But bonds are based on the assumption their will be no risk for the insurance carrier to suffer any loss.  The probate bond could be thought of as the carrier being you're 'co-signo...

By: pavman | May 29, 2014

Ohio Probate Bond Requirements

by Phil E Pavarini Jr


When considering requirements to obtain Ohio probate court bonds, it’s important to understand the Court’s requirements to file a case are often very different than the insurance carrier’s requirements to obtain bond. We get daily calls from frustrated consumers attempting to obtain a probate bond. Let’s clarify some of the confusion…


Court requirements could be regulated by each jurisdiction’s local court rules, statutes, regulations, administrative code, or other governmental policy.  Such requirements could vary widely, not only by jurisdiction, but also by Judge or Magistrate.

Insurance carriers issue Probate Court Bonds.  In a nutshell, a probate b...