Juneteenth

In observance of Juneteenth, the Essex County Surrogate’s Court will close at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, and will resume normal operating hours on Monday, June 20th, 2022.

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