Probate Bonds

Welcome to Tonry’s Lawyers Probate Bond Site

Here you will find exclusive links and information to help you request a probate bond for your client.  Our goal is to make this process simple and easy and to bring value to our relationship with the lawyers we work with.

Probate Bond Procedure – Online

  1. Fill out application Probate Bond Application – Online Fillable
  2. Once you complete the application hit submit
  3. A copy of your application will be delivered to our bond department and a copy will be emailed to you for your records.
  4. We will confirm receipt and, after a brief review and credit check, we will approve or let you know if any additional information is needed.

Probate Bond Procedure – Paper Copy

  1. Fill out application Printable Application – Required Sections Highlighted
  2. Once completed, please email to bonds@tonry.com
  3. We will confirm receipt and, after a brief review and credit check, we will approve or let you know if any additional information is needed.

MA Probate Bond Rates

  • First $2,000 @ $10.00 per thousand
  • Next $48,000 @ $5.00 per thousand
  • Next $150,000 @ $4.00 per thousand
  • Next $300,000 @ $3.00 per thousand
  • Next $500,000 @ $2.00 per thousand
  • Next $1,000,000 @ $1.00 per thousand

*** Rates are subject to change without notice ***

Probate Bond Underwriting Guidelines

Bond Amount – Varies

Underwriting Classes

  • Class 2 – A signed application, including business and personal indemnity, is needed
  • Class 3 – A signed application, including business and personal indemnity, a clean credit report, and business and personal financial statements are needed

Bond Form – Court Officer Bond for Administrators, Executors, and Personal Representatives

Bond Description – Probate – Administrators, Executor, Executor to Sell Real Estate, Personal Representative

Term – 1 year, with annual renewals

Agent Authority – Tonry has authority up to $200,000, for qualified individuals, provided there is an actively involved attorney assisting the principal and no-one is disputing the appointment. A completed and signed application, including the Probate section on page two is required. Larger bonds are available but require a personal financial statement, credit report and must submitted for approval. 

Renewal Action – $50,000 and less are written for a term premium and no renewals will be sent. Bonds over $50,000 will renew annually

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(617) 773-9200

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