NOTICE TO THE BAR – Filing Deadlines in the Surrogate’s Court

Counsel and their support staff are reminded to take notice of and comply with the deadlines set forth in court orders. Deadlines are imposed to provide our Superior Court Judges and their staff with adequate time to review the entire file prior to a court proceeding.

Currently, Probate Part and Family Part matters that are filed in the Surrogate’s Court cannot be submitted by either eCourts or JEDS, and for that reason all filings must be completed on paper.  Although courtesy copies of
filings may be emailed to Surrogate’s Court staff, it is counsel’s responsibility to ensure that hard copies of all documentation, including but not limited to proof of effectuated service and proposed judgments, are received by the Surrogate’s Court on or before the deadline set forth by the court.

Hard copies of filings must be received by the Surrogate’s Court on or before the filing deadline to be considered timely.

All matters that are incomplete by filing deadlines are subject to adjournment.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Michael R. Dressler
Bergen County Surrogate

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