Juneteenth

Essex County Surrogate's Court will close at 3:00PM on Thursday, June 20, and remain closed on Friday, June 21, in observance of Juneteenth. We will resume regular operating hours on Monday, June 24.

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