What happened if I co-sing a bail and then the person is incarcerated ?
Hi I co-signed a bail in 2018 to the one who was my boyfriend.Then he been incarcerated and now the bondsman wants me to pay the rest of the money.I not working at the moment and I only receive $38.00 weekly from unemployment.Do I still responsible for that money?
1 attorney answer
It appears that you signed a contract with a bail bondsman and probably obligated yourself in the event that the person who was free on bond did not pay the total agreed-upon fees. A closer look at the paperwork would be required, but in a general sense you are probably responsible. The reality is that the bond company has to bring a lawsuit in either Small Claims or Superior Court in order to get a judgment. Your financial circumstances would probably result in a court ordering very reasonable monthly or weekly payments.