WVC 44 - 15 - 7
§44-15-7. Qualifications and bond of guardian.
Before making an appointment under the provisions of this
article the court shall be satisfied that the guardian whose
appointment is sought is a fit and proper person to be appointed.
Upon the appointment being made the guardian shall execute and
file a bond to be approved by the court in an amount not less
than the sum then due and estimated to become payable during the
ensuing year. Such bond shall be in the form and be conditioned
as required of a guardian appointed under the guardianship laws
of this state. The court shall have power from time to time to
require additional bond. No such bond tendered by a guardian or
committee appointed under the provisions of this article shall be
valid unless the surety thereon shall be a solvent surety or
bonding company authorized to and legally doing business in this
state. The premiums on such bond shall be properly payable out
of the estate in the hands of such guardian or committee:
That where the total estate coming into the
hands of such guardian or committee shall at no time exceed the
sum of five hundred dollars, then a bond with at least three
personal sureties thereon may be accepted if such personal
sureties are solvent and are worth, respectively, the amount
named as the penalty of the bond.