COVID-19 Update: We're back!

Starting on June 30th, the Essex County Surrogate's Office is open to the public. All visitors must enter through the Veterans Courthouse where they will be subject to mandatory temperature checks. All visitors must use hand sanitizer at designated locations. Visitors must also wear a mask at all times and maintain social distance requirements while in the building.

Surrogate’s Intermingled Trust Funds

In New Jersey, if a minor—a person under 18—inherits money or receives funds as a result of a lawsuit, those funds are generally placed in a trust fund managed by the Surrogate’s Court until the minor reaches the age of majority—over 18 years old.

A guardian of the person and property must be appointed by the Superior Court or Surrogate’s Court to open a minor’s account with Surrogate’s Court.

Forms

If you have any questions about which forms are needed for your situation, please call or visit us at our office.

Surrogate’s Intermingled Trust Funds