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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Affidavit in Lieu of Administration

1. If there is no Will, and the decedent is survived by a spouse, and the estate is under $50,000.00 and held in the decedent's name alone and not held jointly with a living person, a "Surviving Spouse" affidavit can be issued by the Surrogate.

Click Here to Download/Print the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Fact Sheet

2. If there is no Will, and the decedent is survived by heirs, and the estate is under $20,000.00 and held in the decedent's name alone and not held jointly with a living person, a "next of kin" affidavit can be issued by the Surrogate to one of the surviving next-of-kin upon receipt of consent forms from all other surviving heirs.

Click Here to Download/Print the Affidavit of Heir Fact Sheet

No appointment is needed to file for administration. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This can also be done at one of our Night Court locations. Click here for more information.
Night Court locations are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (973) 881-4760  ext. 1200.