New Jersey Probate Form 12217

Nj Surrogates Contact Information

Everything you need to know about New Jersey Form 12217, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NJ probate forms.

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About Nj Surrogates Contact Information

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Nj Surrogates Contact Information is a commonly used form within New Jersey. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Nj Surrogates Contact Information

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Nj Surrogates Contact Information:

  • This form pertains to the State of New Jersey

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about New Jersey’s Form 12217 - Nj Surrogates Contact Information up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form 12217

Step 1 - Download the correct New Jersey form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some New Jersey probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form 12217, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NJ are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form 12217 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form 12217 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Nj Surrogates Contact Information to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Nj Surrogates Contact Information is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in New Jersey.

5 reasons you should submit 12217 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster New Jersey can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in New Jersey. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of New Jersey is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for New Jersey probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local New Jersey probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form 12217, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form 12217 Online

Nj Surrogates Contact Information is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some New Jersey probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within New Jersey.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form 12217 - Nj Surrogates Contact Information f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the New Jersey probate court office.

Nj Surrogates Contact Information is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any New Jersey-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form 12217 - Nj Surrogates Contact Information is a probate form in New Jersey.

  • New Jersey has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in New Jersey.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in New Jersey, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nj Surrogates Contact Information

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form 12217

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on New Jersey Form 12217 - Nj Surrogates Contact Information. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Published 12/26/2017, CN 11217 New Jersey Surrogates Atlantic County Surrogate James Curcio Atlantic County Courts Bldg. 1201 Bacharach Blvd. Atlantic City NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 343-2341 Bergen County Surrogate Michael R. Dressler Bergen County Justice Center Two Bergen County Plaza, Fifth Fl. – Suite 5000 Hackensack, NJ 07601 Phone: (201) 336-6700 Burlington County Surrogate Mary Ann O’Brien Burlington County Courts Facility 50 Rancocas Road, 1st floor Mt. Holly, NJ 08060 Phone: (609) 265-5005 Camden County Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer Camden County Surrogate Office 600 Market Street Camden, NJ 08102-1249 Phone: (856) 225-7282 Cape May County Surrogate Dean Marcolongo Cape May Surrogate Office 4 Moore Road Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Phone: (609) 463-6666 Cumberland County Surrogate Douglas M. Rainear Cumberland County Courthouse 60 West Broad St., Suite A 111 Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Phone: (856) 451-4800 Essex County Surrogate Theodore N. Stephens, II Essex County Surrogate Office 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 621-4900 Gloucester County Surrogate Helene M. Reed Gloucester County Surrogate Bldg. 17 N. Broad Street Woodbury, NJ 08096 Phone: (856) 853-3282 Hudson County Surrogate Joseph J. Ryglicki William Brennan Court House 583 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306 Phone: (201) 795-6378 Hunterdon County Surrogate Susan J. Hoffman Hunterdon County Justice Center 65 Park Avenue Flemington, NJ 08822-2900 Phone: (908) 788-1156 Mercer County Surrogate Diane Gerofsky Mercer County Civil Courts Bldg. 175 South Broad Street, 4th Fl. – Room 420 Trenton, NJ 08650 Phone: (609) 989-6331 Middlesex County Surrogate Kevin J. Hoagland Middlesex County Administration Bldg. 75 Bayard Street P.O. Box 790 New Brunswick, NJ 08903 Phone: (732) 745-3055 Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters Monmouth County Hall of Records 1 East Main Street Freehold, NJ 07728 Phone: (732) 431-7330 Morris County Surrogate John Pecoraro Administrative & Records Bldg. 10 Court Street, 5th Floor Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 Phone: (973) 285-6500 Published 12/26/2017, CN 11217 Ocean County Surrogate Jeffrey W. Moran Ocean County Courthouse 118 Washington Street P.O. Box 2919 Toms River, NJ 08754 Phone: (732) 929-2011 Passaic County Surrogate Bernice Toledo Passaic County Courthouse 77 Hamilton Street Paterson, NJ 07505 Phone: (973) 881-4760 Salem County Surrogate Nicki A. Burke Salem County Surrogate's Court 94 Market Street, 2nd Floor Salem, NJ 08079 Phone:(856) 935-7510 Somerset County Surrogate Frank G. Bruno Somerset County Surrogate's Office 20 Grove Street P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876 Phone: (908) 231-7003 Sussex County Surrogate Gary R. Chiusano Sussex County Surrogate's Court 3 High Street, Suite #1 Newton, NJ 07860 Phone: (973) 579-0920 Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte Union County Courthouse 2 Broad Street, 2nd Floor Elizabeth, NJ 07207 Phone: (908) 527-4280 Warren County Surrogate Kevin O'Neill Warren County Courthouse 323 Front Street, Suite #1 Belvidere, NJ 07823 Phone: (908) 475-6223

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