03 Apr What Is a Co-Signer Responsible For?
Co-signers are very important when it comes to bail bonds, especially here at Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield. When people co-sign for a friend or family member’s bail, they take responsibility for their loved one. It is up to them to make sure everything goes smoothly with the bail bond. When picking co-signers, a person needs to choose carefully.
For those unaware of what co-signers are, they are any person who is willing to sign the paperwork for the bail bond. Since there can be more than one signer, they are called co-signers. Co-signers take responsibility for the bail bond and their loved one. It is up to them to ensure that all payments are made on time.
Aside from worrying about payments, co-signers also have to keep an eye on their loved one. They need to make sure that he or she behaves while out on bail. After all, you don’t want someone you just bailed out to get into more trouble. Keeping an eye on the loved one also includes making sure that he or she goes to all of their required court dates.
Lastly, and most importantly to a lot of people, co-signers can help earn discounts on the bail bond here at Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield. To get 20% off the price of the bail bond, one of the co-signers for the bond has to meet just one of the following requirements. As long as a co-signer:
• Is a member of AARP.
• Is a union member.
• Is a homeowner.
• Has a private attorney.
As long as one of those discounts is met, the co-signer can qualify for the discount.
When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, you want the best help around. Part of that means coming to Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield for help. The other part of that means picking the right co-signers to help out. Co-signers need to be responsible people, and if they meet one of the above requirements, they can make the bail bond more affordable.
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