Surrogate Court

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Surrogate Court

A tribunal in some states with Subject Matter Jurisdiction over actions and proceedings involving, among other things, the probate of wills, affairs of decedents, and the guardianship of the property of Infants.

surrogate court

n. a court in a few states (including New York) with jurisdiction over probates, estates and adoptions.

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256) In Matter of Derek, the New York Surrogate's Court held: "There [was] no rational reason why the respondent in a contested article 81 guardianship proceeding should be [able] to assert [a].
of Philippson, (14) in which a mast settlement impoverished the grantor, the New York Surrogate's Court held it was implied that the trust assets would be used for the grantor's benefit.
Mayor La Guardia called the New York Surrogate's Court "the most expensive undertaking establishment in the world.

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