Essex County

Shapiro Croland handles probate matters for residents of Essex County, New Jersey. The probate Court for Essex County, also referred to as the Surrogate Court, is located in downtown Newark. In addition, our NJ law firm represents individuals appointed in guardianship matters.

The Surrogate’s primary functions relate to the probate of wills, the appointment of administrators of estates and trustees named in wills, and the qualification of guardians of minors and incapacitated persons.The Surrogate's Court is also the custodian of a minor's funds, until the minor turns 18 years of age, when he/she: receives proceeds from a lawsuit; is named as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or in a Will (unless it is directed to go into a Trust); or receives money from an intestate estate.


Our experienced New Jersey lawyers assist individuals located in the following cities and municipalities in Essex County:

  • Belleville
  • Bloomfield
  • Cedar Grove
  • East Orange
  • Essex Fells
  • Fairfield
  • Glen Ridge
  • Harrison
  • Irvington
  • Livingston
  • Maplewood
  • Millburn
  • Montclair
  • Newark
  • North Caldwell
  • Nutley
  • Orange
  • Roseland
  • Short Hills
  • South Orange
  • Verona
  • West Caldwell
  • West Orange

Contact our law firm today if you are looking for information on how to probate a will or contest a will in the Superior Court of New Jersey at Essex County. 

Need a probate or guaranship form in Essex County?  Click here to obtain free forms made available by the Essex County Surrogate.

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