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Interpleader Bond: An interpleader bond is a type of claimant bond. It is required in cases where the court has release property to a third party who is not a party to the litigation. The bond guarantees that the third party will return the property that was released to them, if instructed to do so by the courts. An interpleader bond deals specifically with a claimant that is allowed to have possession of the proerty in a controversy pending final decision of the proceedings.
******** In submitting the initial request for bonding, the following information should be included to insure a quicker response.
1) A complete court bond application - Will provide a basic overall of the bond being requested, as well as information on the principal requesting the bond.
2) Copy of the court documentation/complaint - This court documentation/complaint will provide information as to the case and let the surety determine the strength of the principal's chance of prevailing in the case.
3) Bond requirement document - Court issued document that states the type of bond that is needed and in what amount. This is among the most important document as it verifies to the surety that the bond requested is indeed required and validates the amount.
4) Business Financial Statements: If the principal requesting the bond is a corporation, provide the most recent year business financial statements (balance sheet and income statement). In addition to the business financial statement, a personal financial statement of all the owners of the corporation should be provided as well.
5) Personal Financial Statement: If the principal(s) is an individual, provide a personal financial statement for the principal(s).
6) Current Bank Statements: If the corporation or individual's financial statement has a high declaration of short term/liquid assets (cash, stock and securities), current statements to verify these assets should also be provided.