Monday, September 13, 2010

Basics of Estate Administration in Surrogate’s Court

Is your will in order? Are you familiar with what should be included in an estate plan? To answer these questions, Somerset County Surrogate Frank Bruno will speak at Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. He will give an overview of issues that are important to know, particularly what to expect when probating a will in Somerset County.

Mr. Bruno has been Somerset County Surrogate since 2001. The Surrogate is Judge of the Surrogate’s Court, and the many duties include the probate of wills; appointment of estate administrators; appointment of guardians of minors; acting as Deputy Clerk to the Superior Court of New Jersey in contested probate actions; and the processing of adoptions. In addition, the Surrogate is responsible for recording and preserving records of the proceedings in the Surrogate’s Court and making those records available to the public. Surrogate Bruno is also a Board Member of the National College of Probate Judges.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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