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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

surrogate court

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

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COURT'S OPINION: The Surrogate Court of the City of New York denied the motion for summary judgment in its entirety.
Rather than rushing to file a civil lawsuit, long-term care facilities should begin in Probate Court, also known in various states as Orphans' or Surrogate Court or Court of Ordinary.
The return reported the estate as construed under the surrogate court decree.
Under the Surrogate Court Act, the fees payable in Alberta for issuance of a grant of probate are as follows: $10,000 or under $25 $10,001 to $25,000 $100 $25,001 to $50,000 $200 $50,001 to $100,000 $400 $100,001 to $250,000 $600 $250,001 to $500,000 $1,500 $500,001 to $1,000,000 $3,000 over $1,000,000 $6,000
By bringing fishery and colony together through the court records of the Surrogate Court (1785-1825) and the Northern Circuit Court (1826-1855), Cadigan has provided a new context for Newfoundland in this period.
Further, the IRS rested its conclusion on a New York Surrogate Court ruling in Spear(37) that general powers of appointment, under New York law, were deemed to exist in each primary beneficiary under roughly comparable facts.
Once the actual tax determination by the New York State Surrogate Court is received, the Executor has 4 years from the date the Form 706 estate tax return was filed in which to claim the additional credit of $2,295.07.
Novick & Associates said they have filed papers in Suffolk County Surrogate Court on behalf of clients David and Howard Mercer asking the court to remove BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK) as fiduciary of the Norman Mercer estate.
But he did say that he wanted his son and daughters should be raised in Chicago, Manhattan or San Francisco, Manhattan surrogate court papers showed.
(254) Relying on general rule of statutory construction that "'when enacting a statute the Legislature is presumed to act with deliberation and with knowledge of the existing statutes on the same subject,'" (255) and the fact that other New York guardianship statutes allow compensation, the court determined that SCPA 17-A's silence was "a reasoned and intentional decision." (256) The court also concluded that the Surrogate Court's reliance on MHL 81 was inappropriate.
Seddio, former Judge of the Kings County, NY Surrogate Court, has joined the company as vice president of Policy and Customer Advocacy.