Secure An Atlanta Appeal Bond Fast

May 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you know that an appeal bond is required by the court? An Atlanta appeal bond follows the path of other cities in the state when they mandate a defendant secure the surety bond as part of their appeal. Jurisco works regularly with clients in Georgia who need appeal bonds. Have questions about how an appeal bond in Atlanta is used? Jurisco has the answers.

Why Appeal Bonds Are Still Used

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One of the reasons appeal bonds remain in favor with the judicial system is their effectiveness. The court does not wish to hinder the ability of the plaintiff or defendant to appeal a decision. However, appeals made to delay justice will be called out by the court. Requiring an appeal bond is a measure of good faith to prove to the court that justice is still being served and not denied.

A surety bond is also a simple solution to the problem of staying a judgement. A company found guilty and being required to pay out millions may go out of business due to the ruling. It certainly wouldn’t have money to bring an appeal. The Atlanta appeal bond financially covers the situation so the defendant can carry out their appeal. A surety bond only recovers a small fraction of the cost paid up front.

Cost of an Atlanta Appeal Bond

Courts lean on appeal bonds in Atlanta because of their relative low cost. Having to pay 2% on $2 million is much less than having to pay $2 million in one lump sum. Of course, not all appeal cases are that expensive. The surety bond experts at Jurisco work with clients to determine what value the bond should covered, the length of coverage, and how to lower surety bond rates.

An Atlanta appeal bond is always the cheaper option than paying in cash. By being able to offer 100% protection it isn’t often recommended to skip out on being bonded.

Georgia Surety Bond Tips

Applying for a Georgia surety bond should be taken seriously. The state of Georgia does not mince words when they speak on the seriousness of surety bonds. Working with a Georgia surety bond expert makes the process a lot easier. The bond experts at Jurisco understand Atlanta appeal bond mandates to the letter. Clients always count on Jurisco to understand what a bond requires.

A few tips for securing an Atlanta appeal bond:

  • Work with a surety bond company familiar with Georgia laws
  • Secure the bond before the deadline
  • Ask the Court for clarification if unsure about bonding terms
  • Speak with a surety bond expert to get answers to important questions

Jurisco understands the pressure of an appeal which is why the surety bond professionals aim to deliver a hassle free process. Contact Jurisco to learn more about using an Atlanta appeal bond in your case.


Is A Writ of Possession Georgia Bond Necessary?

February 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A writ of possession Georgia surety bond covers the cost and damages associated with an attachment. If for some reason a Georgia court finds the writ of possession wrongful, the surety bond covers the defendant against a loss. This is why a writ of possession Georgia bond is necessary.

writ of possession GeorgiaGeorgia statute and legal system hold up the importance of a writ of possession surety bond. Without this bond, there is a high risk that the party having property seized or being evicted will be wrongfully targeted.

Power of A Surety Bond

A surety bond is akin to insurance. If a tenant is wrongfully evicted they have legal recourse to hold the other party accountable. A writ of possession Georgia bond is a financial security net.

Georgia courts use this surety bond to give the defendant full financial protection. This is why the writ of possession Georgia bond amount is typically double that of the attachment judgment.

State and Local Ordinances

There is little chance of complying with Georgia writ of attachment requirements if those mandates are unknown. Georgia Legal Aide lays out a good explanation of the writ of attachment process. A writ of attachment is a powerful court order. Georgia expects it to be treated as such.

Georgia cities make writ of attachment information available to their residents, businesses. People can find the Fulton County eviction guidelines, as well as information on the Dekalb County writ of attachment requirements online. This is helpful in abiding by the eviction guidelines.

Working with a Georgia surety bond expert at Jurisco ensures that all guidelines are met. They know what writ of possession Georgia bond is needed.

Secure A Bond Fast

Jurisco routinely helps clients in Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Macon and Columbus with their writ of possessions. The bond experts know the cities and counties of Georgia. They are available to answer any questions about Georgia writ of possession bonds.

By working with Jurisco, a writ of possession Georgia bond can be secured the same day the application is received. This fast action helps the court feel confident about signing the writ of attachment order.

Jurisco has a reputation for delivering quality bonds. Let them secure the best writ of possession Georgia bond today.

Georgia Court Bonds

April 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Georgia Court BondsGeorgia Court Bonds are a matter of importance for both the plaintiff and a defendant of a case. Depending on the details of the case, more than one court bond may be required by either party. A Jurisco surety bond professional will work with you to make sure the necessary bonds are written and ready when needed. Today we will talk about only a few types of court bonds. We invite you to contact us to discuss each bond further or to ask questions about a bond not listed.

Counter Replevin

A counter replevin bond is a surety bond required for the defendant who is wishing to regain possession of levied property. The plaintiff in the same case would have used a replevin bond to cover the action of repossession property. As for the replevin bond, the counter replevin bond must full cover the financial worth of the property and any court cost associated with the action. Georgia courts require this measure to protect both parties from a financial loss and wrongful repossession.

Appeal/Supersedeas

An appeal bond (also known as a supersedeas bond) guarantees the judgment will be paid and not delayed by an appeal. The defendant is responsible for obtaining this bond before a judgment is made if he or she wishes to stay a judgment. Otherwise the judgment must be settled immediately despite the time it will take to formerly hear an appeal. Courts require appeal bonds to protect the plaintiff against loss of a judgment or the defendant for dragging out the process simply to delay payment.

Garnishment

When a plaintiff attempts to garnish the defendant’s assets or wages before a judgment is made they are required to have a garnishment bond. This surety bond protects the defendant from any wrongful garnishments or financial losses. The cost of a garnishment bond is determined by the court after calculating the total amount of wages and/or assets to be garnished.

Injunction

An injunction bond is another type of plaintiff bond. When a plaintiff seeks an injunction against a defendant he or she must prove to the court that they will cover all costs. Georgia courts view this mandate as a way of protecting the defendant from being wrongfully enjoined.

Georgia Surety Bonds For Plaintiff

March 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Georgia Surety Bonds For PlaintiffGeorgia Surety Bonds For Plaintiff are used in a variety of court cases. It’s mandatory for both the plaintiff and defendant depending on the situation. It is important to know which bond is necessary. Jurisco assists clients to determine which court bond works best and when it should be used. Today we are going to look at a few court bonds in Georgia that should be on a plaintiff attorney’s radar.

Sequestration/ Replevy

For plaintiff bonds, often times the bonds must be applied for before a certain action can take place. This is true for sequestration or replevin bonds for plaintiff’s wishing to levy property before a judgment. Courts require this as protection for the defendant having their property wrongfully levied.

In Georgia, clients may hear this bond referred to as a claim and delivery bond as well. While the names are interchangeable, the responsibility of the surety bond remains the same. In terms of cost, usually the surety covers the value of the property levied plus court cost.

Indemnity to Sheriff

When a plaintiff wishes to seize property from the defendant they are not the party responsible for taking possession of the property. Local law enforcement is charged with the duty of taking possession of property by court order. This not only limits confrontations between the two parties, but leaves the property in trusted hands.

Before a Sheriff’s Department can take possession, however, the court requires this action be protected with an indemnity to sheriff bond. Having a surety bond protects the deputy or officer from being sued if the seizure is later deemed wrongful. The indemnity to sheriff bond covers the plaintiff’s responsibility of protecting the defendant against an unnecessary seizure of property.

Garnishment

Before a plaintiff can garnish a defendant’s wages, he or she must post a garnishment bond. Georgia courts require a garnishment bond to protect the defendant against a financial loss. A garnishment bond is only required if the garnishment takes place before a judgment is made.

The cost of a surety bond depends on the amount of the garnishment and associated court fees. It’s important for a plaintiff to have this as a backup in case the garnishment is later deemed wrongful and the plaintiff is held financially liable.

To discuss these and other types of Georgia Surety Bonds For Plaintiff, email us today.

Court Bond Amounts in Georgia

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Court Bond Amounts in Georgia“How much does a court bond cost?” is always one of the first questions we hear at Jurisco. Discussed in several blogs, and throughout the website, we know our clients want to know all the surety bond facts, definition, uses, state guidelines, and price. Today, we will go a little more in depth about court bond amounts in Georgia for those needing bonding in the Peach State. (Of course, a Jurisco surety-bonding expert can provide more information about estimated costs and fees in other states).

Surety bond cost varies depending on the type of court bond required for the defendant and plaintiff. In Georgia, bond amounts are determined by the courts, with the presiding judge having the final say on how much a surety bond will cost. On average, court bonds carry standard risk with prices between 1% and 2% of the bond amount.

The type of court bond plays a big role as well. For instance, the amount of the money judgment will affect the cost of an appeal bond. How much was the money judgment worth? Is this against a giant pharmaceutical company or between two individuals? Since the judgment amount is always fluctuating, it is hard to have a baseline price court bonds.

Believe it or not, the location of the presiding court could also cause the court bond amount to increase. Cases heard in Atlanta, for example, are typically larger cases than heard in Columbus, GA. There may be additional court fees as well given the size of the city.

A surety bond calculator helps compare all these factors to figure the court bond amount for each client. Unlike other surety bond companies, Jurisco understands that each case is unique. While there may be similarities in bond uses, we can always save our clients money by knowing the details. We know our clients would rather stay near the 1% range if they could rather than the 2% mark. To find out how much your Court Bond Amounts in Georgia, contact Jurisco today.

Companies Needing A Supersedeas Bond in Georgia

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Supersedeas Bond in GeorgiaAtlanta, GA is home to Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, UPS, and Newell-Rubbermaid. Fortune 500 companies call Atlanta home for its skilled labor, ease of access to major interstates, atmosphere, and quality of life. Family owned businesses, mid size companies and day-to-day entrepreneurs aim to repeat the success of their neighbors making Georgia a business friendly environment. Not unlike other states, Georgia businesses can find the environment, although pleasant and appealing, includes dangerous terrain that can take down even the largest of companies: lawsuits.

Legal action such as lawsuits can easily bankrupt the operating capital when the punitive and compensation damages are in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Nowadays it isn’t uncommon for the courts to reward judgments over $100M and then tack on another few hundred million in punitive damages. Appealing the decision may reverse the judgment, however, that action is not immediate.

The matter of the damages must be covered before an appeal is heard. Georgia courts require a supersedeas bond to cover the cost of judgment. This surety bond is also referred to as an appeal bond because it is only necessary for the appellant. A bond protects the full amount of damages and guarantees payment should the appeal be unsuccessful. Courts mandate surety bonds to not only protect all parties involved, but to ensure trivial appeal attempts do not clog the court system. The supersedeas bond cost to allow for appeal may be a financial strain on a company without the right surety bond provider.

In some instances, an Atlanta court will waive the need of a supersedeas bond if both parties agree a surety bond is unnecessary. Our lawyer trained staff at Jursico has years of expertise dealing with supersedeas bonds and we can help you find the right solution for your surety bond needs. When a client is unable to have the supersedeas mandate waived, we will work to keep the bond cost down. With the right supersedeas bond, companies are protected against further financial strain as they attempt to overturn the judgment. Contact Jurisco today to learn more.

Types of Fiduciary Bonds in Georgia

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fiduciary Bonds in GeorgiaThe term fiduciary bond covers judicial bonds guaranteeing the duties by a fiduciary (a person entrusted with property and/or power for the benefit of another person, estate). In Georgia, there is a variety of fiduciary bonds. Today, the Jurisco surety bond blog covers four common fiduciary bonds in Georgia: guardianship bond, executor bond, trustee bond, and custodian of veteran bond.

Fiduciary bonds are similar to one another, but not interchangeable. They each deal with specific situations and have a different set of requirements. The goal of fiduciary bonds is to prevent the mishandling of an estate and offer legal recourse in the event such mishandling occurs. Readers who have any questions about fiduciary bonds in Georgia or any other state may contact Jurisco to speak with a surety-bonding expert.

A guardianship bond guarantees the guardian will not abuse nor neglect the ward financially or physically. Often times, courts in Georgia will require this bond to cover the value of the ward’s assets. The Court uses guardianship bonds to protect persons who cannot look after their own affairs. A person who is may require a guardian, as would a child whose parents are deceased.

A trustee bond is a type of fiduciary bond, which guarantees the trustee handles his or her duties appropriately, and without causing the trust a financial loss. The trust document itself often calls for a trustee bond, however, a Georgia court may require this bond if the document does not. The value of the trust determines the surety bond cost, as does the Georgia County in which it is held.

Custodian of veteran bond is similar to a guardianship bond except it is designed specifically for a veteran of a branch of the United States military (i.e. Army, Marines, Navy) who is incapacitated and has invested his or her money with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). To protect the interest of the veteran, the VA requires a guardian file a custodian of veteran bond with the Department of Veteran Affairs regional office in Atlanta.

Georgia requires executor bonds (often referred to as Probate Bonds) for any person and/or company serving as an executor to an estate. The executor must pay all estate debts, notify beneficiaries, pay taxes and handle other duties properly to avoid a loss. Often times this surety bond requires the assistance of an attorney. The cost of guardianship bonds varies depending on the estate, but bond premiums are paid annually until the estate is settled.

All four of these fiduciary bonds have applications online for your convenience. A Jurisco representative may also fax over the appropriate applications should that serve you better.

Georgia Surety Bond For Driver Education

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Georgia Surety Bond For Driver EducationAs of January 1, driver training schools will see a $7,500 increase on their Georgia Surety Bond requirement. The new law applies to all driver training schools, even those certified before January 1, 2012.

The Georgia General Assembly amended the surety bond legislation in July 2011 with House Bill 269, increasing the surety bond requirement from $2,500 to $10,000 for driving training programs. At the time of passage, 300 driving schools were operating and certified in Georgia. The surety bond is set for each driving school location, requiring a business with three locations to have three separate bonds.

Georgia’s Department of Drivers Safety created an ad campaign to notify businesses of the changes, however, these “beginning of the year” changes sneak up on companies. The DDS can pull/deny certification causing a disruption of services if driver eaching companies fail to comply.

To find out if your business complies with Georgia surety bond requirements contact DDS by phone at 678.413.8745 or by email at reginfo@dds.ga.gov. You may also contact Jurisco for your surety bond needs.

Supersedeas Bond Georgia

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Supersedeas Bond GeorgiaSupersedeas bonds are not very popular in Georgia, but they are common. A supersedeas bond only applies if you lose the judgment and, let’s face it, no one wants to lose. The appeal process can turn “losers” into “winners”, though, if the appellant protects the owed money properly.

One way to satisfy the court is with a surety bond. This may sound familiar if you have dealt with appeal bonds. The same principle applies; the supersedeas bond protects the amount owed to the judgment holder and ensures its full payment. Often Georgia courts require the bond cover court costs as well.

Terms of the bond may vary from city-to-city, meaning Atlanta courts might not require the same as courts in Rome or Macon. Our extensive work in Georgia will catch the changes. Mostly the difference is in the value of the bond.

The appellant could reach an agreement with the judgment holder where a supersedeas bond is not required, however, that agreement still must have court approval. Without the agreement, the only alternative to stay a judgment and appeal is with supersedeas bonds.

 
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