The word “Surrogate” means one who takes the place of another. Each county has a Surrogate’s Court, with the Surrogate acting as the Judge of that court. The Surrogate is elected for a term of five years pursuant to the Constitution of New Jersey.
The Surrogate’s Court is almost certain to touch the lives of every person in the county at some time.
Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios interviews County Surrogate Kevin Hoagland and guest as they discuss their experiences with pancreatic cancer and new medical developments in treating the disease.
The Duties Of The Surrogate Are:
-Process contested probate matters
-Process alleged incompetents
-Film and record all probate proceedings
-Invest minors’ funds
-Appoint guardians of minors
-Administration of estates without wills
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