Thanksgiving Day

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Essex County Surrogate’s Court will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The office will remain closed Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26. We will be resuming normal hours on Monday, November 29, 2021.

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.


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