Our instincts are to do whatever it takes to help out our children. Those instincts don’t go away when they become adults. On the other hand, there is also a time when we want them to fully understand that their actions have consequences and that we can’t do everything for them.
Learning that your adult child has been arrested often pits the two sides of our parental urges against one another.
One of the first things you have to decide after learning your adult child has been arrested is if you’re going to bail them out of jail.
Don’t automatically tell your adult child that you’re going to handle their bail. Give yourself some time to think about the situation and decide what is best for both you and them. Issues to consider when you have an adult child who wants to bail them out of jail include:
If, after carefully considering all the pros and cons of bailing your adult child out of jail, it’s time to figure out the best way to go about doing so.
Deciding to bail your adult child out of jail is just the first step. The second is figuring out how to cover the cost of bail. It can add up to a lot of money. The good news is that as long as your child makes all of their court appearances, you’ll eventually your money back from the court. The bad news is that the process usually takes several months. Can you afford to be without that money for that long?
Posting bail for your adult child shouldn’t put you in a position where you’re unable to pay your own rent or buy groceries. You didn’t make a mistake so you shouldn’t be forced to make major sacrifices. If you can’t handle the expense of your child’s bail and stay on top of your own bills, it’s in your best interest to contact Van Pool Bail Bonds in Richmond for a free bail consultation. We’re a family owned bail bonds business that has a long history of serving California.
Should you decide to use us rather than dipping into your own pocket for the full bail amount, you’ll only have to come up with 10% of the bail. We’ll take care of the rest. It is important to note that the 10% is our fee, you won’t get that back. Before you sign a contract, have a frank discussion with your adult child about the 10%. Decide if you’re willing to absorb the cost or if you want your child to reimburse you. If you want reimbursement, there is nothing wrong with creating a contract that clearly outlines your expectations for your adult child.
If you decide to use Van Pool Bail Bonds in Richmond to help bail your adult child out of jail, you’ll enjoy: