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How much does a prepaid legal services bond cost in South Carolina?
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs requires providers of prepaid legal services to post $50,000 special deposit surety bonds prior to conducting business.
Prepaid legal services special deposit bonds are subject to underwriting consideration. Because the required amount and, therefore, the price of these bonds can vary so much, our experts recommend submitting a bond request to receive your free, no-obligation bond quote.
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Why do I need this bond?
Special deposit bonds for prepaid legal services in South Carolina are required by Section 37-16-20 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. By posting this bond, principals (prepaid legal service providers) pledge to conduct business according to this code and provide all services as contracted. If the principal fails to conduct business in accordance with the laws of the state and the terms of the surety bond contract, the bond protects the state and consumers from financial loss up to the full penal sum of the bond ($50,000).
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What’s the fine print?
The surety can cancel a South Carolina prepaid legal services bond by giving written notice of cancellation to the administrator of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Cancellation becomes effective 45 days after the notice is received. The bond can also be terminated if the administrator mails written authorization to the surety.
The bond form must be acknowledged by a notary public.