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Attachment Bond aka Writ of Attachment Bond

May 7, 2018

A writ of attachment bond is a court-mandated surety bond which must be purchased by a plaintiff on behalf of a defendant. The bond guarantees that if in the judgment of the court the plaintiffs actions are subsequently determined to have been unwarranted, the defendant will be duly compensated for costs, fees, and interest for damages.

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What is a Writ of Attachment Bond?




An attachment bond (also known as Writ of attachment bond) is a type of court bond that a court may require when the plaintiff, during a court proceeding, has attached monies or properties of the defendant.

The bond is required to ensure that any losses (i.e. court costs, interests, fees, etc.) for the defendant are properly compensated should the judgement be in the defendant's favor.




Amount of an Attachment Bond




The attachment bond amount is determined by the court in whose jurisdiction the trial is taking place and is purchased by the plaintiff in the case.

The cost to purchase an attachment bond will be determined by:

  • the plaintiff's financials
  • the plaintiff's credit score (for those with challenged credit scores, AmeriPro Surety Bonds will help you procure your attachment bond)
  • the premium will be determined by the face value bond amount and the plaintiff's credit score

Plaintiff's attachment bonds will also need to be fully collateralized.  This can be done by cash (which is in addition to the premium).  It can also be accomplished by an Irrevocable Letter of Credit; however the premium payment, of course, will still be required.  The premium for this bond renews on an annual basis for as long as the case is active.




A Writ of Attachment Bond is not "Insurance"; at least, not for the Plaintiff.




The attachment bond is not insurance that protects the plaintiff at all; rather, it is a guarantee to protect the properties and any monies of the defendant should the latter prevail in a court proceeding.




3 Parties to an Attachment Bond




The three parties to an attachment bond are as follows:

The principal is the person who is required to purchase the attachment bond (in all likelihood this is YOU; or for attorneys, your client).

The obligee is the court who requires that the principal purchase the attachment bond on behalf of the defendant.

The surety is the financial institution who will issue the attachment bond purchased by the plaintiff on behalf of and as required by the obligee.




AmeriPro Surety Bonds




AmeriPro Surety Bonds will gladly work with you every step of the way to purchase your attachment surety bond.

AmerirPro Surety Bonds provides surety bonds in all 50 states.  Contact us today by fill out our form or by calling us at 844-589-9732.


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