Silver Spring, MD asked in Probate for District of Columbia

Q: To re-open probate what is bond or waiver of bond? What is certificate showing service on interested persons?

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Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: The certificate is a form that you prepare. Whether you are eligible to waive bond, and whether you qualify for bond are complex questions depending on whether or not there is a Will, whether the Will waives bond, and/or whether the Interested Persons each signs a proper waiver of bond or you conduct the probate with limited authority subject to later bonding. You can try to meet with the Deputies in the DC Superior Court to resolve these questions, but there is a good chance that you will have a much easier time of it if the estate has sufficient assets to retain counsel.

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