I have been billed for a probate bond on my fathers prop. i cannot afford it. what shoud i do?
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If the Court required you to obtain a bond in order to probate your father's estate, the estate should pay the premium - it is a valid expense of administering the estate. If the estate does not have sufficient funds to pay the premium, then I can think of only 2 choices (1) petition the probate court to require that you hold any probate funds in a "blocked" account until the probate proceeding is finished, or (2) have all of the heirs file a "waiver of bond" and file a petition with the probate court requesting that you no longer be required to have a bond. If you're the sole heir, then you are the only person who needs to request the waiver (and petition the court).
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You need to speak directly with an estates attorney to assist you. Your facts are too brief for any assistance and if you have no money this is not really a legal issue.
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