Probate Court Bond Information
Consumer Q&A on Estate Bonds, Guardianship Bonds, Probate Court Bonds

Court will require an original surety bond / guardianship bond that has been signed by the principal. Typically, since Ohio guardian bonds need an original signature, most probate bond companies will deliver bond directly to applicant.  We will occasionally mail guardian bond directly to attorney upon request, but it will still require the applicants original signature.  An attorney acting on someone else behalf, or other person with valid power of attorney or other legal document authorizing to act on someone else's behalf will not authorize signature on Ohio Guardianship bond - it must be an original signature by the applicant.