Superior Court

Any matters heard in the Superior Court are filed with the Surrogate's Office. The matters range from filing proceedings to have a guardian appointed for an incapacitated person, an action to compel an Executor or Administrator to an accounting and a request for the removal of an Executor or Administrator.

Filing Applications in NJ Superior Court

The Surrogate Court is a Court of limited jurisdiction. Should a dispute arise, the Surrogate may not act. The parties must seek resolution of the dispute in New Jersey Superior Court.

Probate litigation is heard by the Superior Court of New Jersey Chancery Division, Probate Part, The Honorable Robert P. Becker, Jr.

All actions are commenced by filing a verified complaint and order to show cause pursuant to R. 4:83 and R. 4:67 of the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey.

Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Deputy Surrogate
    Phone: 856-853-3284
    • Deputy Surrogate Fax
      Phone: 856-853-3311
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
    Phone: 856-848-4071
  • Lawyer Referral
    Phone: 856-848-4589
  • Judge's Chambers
    Phone: 856-878-5050, ext. 15402
    • Judge's Secretary Fax
      Phone: 856-379-2491
  • Judge's Law Clerk
    Phone: 856-878-5050, ext. 15403
  • Transcript Requests
    Phone: 856-878-5050, ext. 15179

Filing Fees

  • Answer - $110
  • Complaint and Order to Show Cause - $175
  • Guardianship for Alleged Incapacitated Person - $200
  • Notice of Motion - $15

2021 Hearing Dates

  • January 13 - Probate                     January 14 - Guardianship
  • January 27 - Probate                     January 28 - Guardianship
  • February 10 - Probate                    February 11 - Guardianship
  • February 24 - Probate                    February 25 - Guardianship
  • March 10 - Probate                        March 11 - Guardianship
  • March 24 - Probate                        March 25 - Guardianship
  • April 7 - Probate                             April 8 - Guardianship
  • April 21 - Probate                           April 22 - Guardianship
  • May 5 - Probate                             May 6 - Guardianship
  • May 19 - Probate                           May 20 - Guardianship
  • June 2 - Probate                            June 3 - Guardianship
  • June 30 - Probate                          July 1 - Guardianship