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

PROBATE:                               GUARDIANSHIPS:

  • JUNE 30                            JULY 1
  • JULY 14                            JULY 15
  • JULY 28                            JULY 29
  • AUG 11                             AUG 12
  • SEPT 15                            SEPT 16
  • SEPT 29                            SEPT 30
  • OCT 27                              OCT 28
  • NOV 10                             NOV 12 
  • DEC 8                                DEC 9
  • DEC 22