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

2022 Hearing Dates

PROBATE:                               GUARDIANSHIPS:

  • NOV 9                                   NOV 10
  • DEC 7                                    DEC 8
  • DEC 21                                  DEC 22

2023 Hearing Dates

PROBATE:                               GUARDIANSHIPS:

  • JAN 11                                 JAN 12
  • JAN 25                                 JAN 26
  • FEB 8                                   FEB 9
  • FEB 22                                 FEB 23
  • MAR 8                                  MAR 9
  • MAR 22                                MAR 23
  • APR 5                                   APR 6
  • APR 19                                 APR 20
  • MAY 3                                   MAY 4
  • MAY 17                                 MAY 18
  • MAY 31                                 JUNE 1
  • JUNE 14                               JUNE 15
  • JUNE 28                               JUNE 29