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Guardian of a Minor Bond: A guardian of a minor bond (a type of probate bond) is a bond required by a probate court to protect the administration of a will, estate, or guardianship. Guardian on a Minor Bond deals specifically when someone has been appointed by the court to oversee the interest of a minor who does not have the legal capacity to look after themselves, whether due to health, age or mental incapacity.

The bond amount will always be determined by the court and stated in the "Order for Probate."


******** In submitting the initial request for bonding, the following information should be included to insure a quicker response.


1) A complete court bond application - Will provide a basic overview of the bond being requested, as well as information on the principal requesting the bond.

2) Copy of the court documentation - For a guardian of a minor bond, the court document will be the order for probate, which will detail the court complaint, decision as well as the required bond amount.

3) Business Financial Statements: If the principal requesting the bond is a corporation, provide the most recent year business financial statements (balance sheet and income statement). In addition to the business financial statement, a personal financial statement of all the owners of the corporation should be provided as well.

4) Personal Financial Statement: If the principal(s) is an individual, provide a personal financial statement for the principal(s).

5) Current Bank Statements: If the corporation or individual's financial statement has a high declaration of short term/liquid assets (cash, stock and securities), current statements to verify these assets should also be provided.