Every entry of final judgment of a circuit court in a civil case is appealable as a right however an Illinois appeal bond must be offer to the court in order to stay enforcement of the judgment. ARTICLE III. Civil Appeals Rules (303), requires filing of a notice of appeal with the clerk of the circuit court within thirty days after the entry of the final judgment appealed from, or if a timely posttrial motion directed against the judgment is filed within thirty days after the entry of the order disposing of the last pending postjudgment motion directed against that judgment irrespective of whether the circuit court entered one or more final orders that were modified pursuant to postjudgment motions.
Pursuant to Rule 305(a), enforcement of a money judgment or any portion of a judgment which is for money is stayed if a timely notice of appeal is filed and an Illinois appeal bond is presented to, approved by and filed with the court within the time for filing the notice of appeal or within any extension of time granted under paragraph (c) of the same Rule. The obligation of the Illinois appeal bond must guarantee the prosecution of the appeal and the payment of the judgment, interest, and costs if the judgment is affirmed or the appeal is dismissed unless other terms are approved by the court as provided by law. After the case is docketed in the reviewing court, that court upon motion may change the amount, terms or conditions of the appeal bond. Failure to comply with the order of the reviewing court or judge terminated the stay of execution.
An Illinois supersedeas bond must be issued by a surety company holding a current certificate of authority in the state. The executing attorney-in-fact must have a current power of attorney on file with the clerk of circuit court from which the appeal is taken. No appeal bond can be required in a case to stay of adoption pending appeal of termination of parental rights. State and federal agencies and entities may be waived from the appeal bond requirement as well.
Obtaining an appeal bond quote is simple. We require a complete judicial bond application, a copy of the pertinent court documents and confirmation that the appellant has retained appeal counsel. Underwriting of appeal bonds requires review by a surety bond underwriter with knowledge of judicial obligations. Illinois surety bond leader SuretyOne.com specializes in court bonds. An Illinois appeal bond application submission is reviewed and responded to within one hour of receipt. We are the most agile appeal bond underwriter in the United States. Call (800) 373-2804, email us at Underwriting@SuretyOne.com or click here for further information or to discuss your particular need.
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