Fee Schedule of Services

PROBATE OF WILLS AND COPIES

Probate of Will (not more than two pages)

$100.00

Each additional page(This includes preparation and execution of complaint, filing proof of death, deposition of one witness, qualification of executor, filing power of attorney, surrogate’s certificate, judgment for probate, letters testamentary, plain copy of will, binding, recording, microfilming or photostating, comparing, docketing, report to Division of Taxation in the Depart. Of the Treasury, report and transmission to Clerk of Superior Court.)

5.00

Probate of Will of not more than two pages without letters

50.00

Each additional page(This includes everything above except the letters, surrogate’s certificate, and qualification of executor.)

5.00

Probate of each Codicil (not more than one page)

25.00

Where Codicil requires an additional witness

5.00

To reopen proceedings for qualification of executor or taking proof ofextra witness

25.00

One witness in the above probate proceeding

no charge

Each additional witness

5.00

Recording and comparing, microfilming or photostating, each additional page of Will or Codicil

5.00

Filing, entering, issuing and recording, microfilming or photostating proceedings in commission for deposition of foreign witness to a Will or Codicil

35.00

Plain extra copy of Will, per pageCertified extra copy of Will, 5.0 per page, plus 5.00 for certificate

3.00

Certified copy of Will with proofs for New Jersey county, not exceeding two pages including Will and Codicil

50.00

For pages in excess of two, per page

5.00

Wills filed but not probated (as, where there are no assets), first two pages

10.00

  per additional page

5.00

  plus cover letter, stating no assets

5.00

  plus death certificate

5.00

Exemplifying Will for another state, not exceeding two pages including Will and Codicil, plus cost of certificate of Secretary of State when requisite (not including 9.00 fee for exemplified forms)

75.00

  For pages in excess of two, per page

5.00

Recording, microfilming or photostating, docketing, indexing, filing and reporting to Division of Taxation an exemplified coy of Will and probate proceedings from another state, per page

5.00

Recording, microfilming or photostating, docketing, indexing, and filing a certified copy of Will with proofs from New Jersey, per page

5.00

Recording, microfilming or photostating certified transcripts of Wills admitted to probate and probate proceedings or letters of administration and administration proceedings granted by the Superior Court, per page

5.00

LETTERS OF TRUSTEESHIP

Acceptance of trustee and letters of trusteeship, including one certificate

50.00

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

General Administration, including preparation and execution of complaint, bond, surety affidavits, necessary recording, microfilming or photostating, indexing, filing, report to Division of Taxation and Clerk of Superior Court and original letters including power of attorney and death certificate, including authorization to accept service of process and death certificate

125.00

   For other documents per page

5.00

Administration ad prosequendum

50.00

  For other documents, per page

5.00

Exemplifying administration

75.00

Certified copy of administration

50.00

Affidavits of surviving spouse or next of kin where estate does notexceed 20,000 or 10,000 respectively, for each 100 or part thereof

(Not to exceed 50.00; fee waived where value of assets of the estate

does not exceed 200.00)

5.00

LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP

Granting letters of guardianship, acceptance of guardianship and filingpower of attorney

50.00

Affidavits of estates of minors  (where real and personal estate does not exceed 5,000), per page

5.00

Miscellaneous petitions and orders, per page

5.00

INVENTORIES

For all services in appointment of appraisers

25.00

Filing, entering and recording, microfilming or photostating, inventory and appraisement (not exceeding one page) and affidavits of appraisers and executor

25.00

For each additional page

5.00

ACCOUNTING

Filing complaint and one page of accountingAuditing, stating, reporting and recording, microfilming or photostating,

accounts of executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and

assignees, including drawing judgment, but exclusive of advertising

costs:

175.00

In estates up to and including 2,000

No addl. fee

In estates from 2,001 to and including 10,000

100.00

In estates from 10,001 to and including 30,000

125.00

In estates from 30,001 to and including 65,000

150.00

In estates exceeding 65,001 to 200,000, 3/10 of 1% but not less than 300.00
In estates exceeding 200,000; 4/10 of 1% but not less than 400.00
For each page of accounting in excess of one(In computing amount of estate for purpose of fixing above fee,

balance from prior accounts excluded)

5.00

For preparing notice of settlement of accounts and copies of the same,forwarding notice to newspaper, with directions as to publication,

obtaining proofs of publication, keeping a record of notices and

newspapers to which they were sent and of money received from

advertising and sending advertising charges to newspaper

50.00

No fees herein allowed shall be charged against the recipient of anypension, bounty or allowance, for services of the Surrogate and

Probate Part of the Superior Court in respect thereof, pursuant to

N.J.S. 3B:13-9 to 3B:13-14.

MISCELLANEOUS PROCEEDINGS

Proceedings relative to presumption of death, filing, entering and recording, microfilming or photostating (exclusive of letters), with additional fee for advertising

175.00

Sale of land to pay debts (exclusive of advertising)

 175.00

Sale of land in fulfillment of contract made by decedent

175.00

Sale of lands within 1 year

175.00

Sale of minor’s land

175.00

Distribution, filing and entering complaint, recording, microfilming or photostating, and filing judgment

175.00

Filing of first paper (Complaint) in action in the Superior Court, ChanceryDivision, Probate Part

175.00

Filing of answering pleadings or other answering papers in SuperiorCourt, Chancery Division, Probate Part (first paper filed by anyone

other than Plaintiff)

110.00

Adoption of adults, filing and entering proceedings (all papers includingone judgment)

175.00

Adoptions of minors, filing and entering proceedings (all papersincluding one judgment)

175.00

Applications for relief subsequent to final judgment in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part

25.00

Proceedings for appointment of a conservator (with or without jury) 

Proceeding for determination of incapacity and for appointment of guardian for alleged incapacitated person (with or without jury)

175.00

200.00

Proceedings in connection with payment into court of proceeds of ajudgment in favor of a minor, in lieu of bond, pursuant to N.J.S. 3B:15-

16 and -17 (in additional to fees payable under Letters of

Guardianship), the following fees are payable upon withdrawal of funds

on deposit:

Up to and including 500.00

20.00

501 – 1,000

25.00

1,001 – 5,000

30.00

5,001 – 10,000

35.00

10,001 – 25,000

40.00

25,001 – 50,000

60.00

More than 50,000

100.00

MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Short certificates

5.00

Validating short certificate within 1 year of issue

3.00

Subpoenas, each

25.00

Marking true copies, subpoenas, each

3.00

Marking true copies, orders to show cause, each

3.00

Marking true copies of other papers, each

3.00

Authorization of process

5.00

Swearing each witness

2.00

Adjournment or continuance

15.00

Miscellaneous orders of the court, first page

5.00

For each additional page, per page

5.00

Recording, microfilming or photostating all other papers, per page

5.00

Making all other copies, per page

3.00

Filing transcript of death certificate

5.00

Power of attorney, per pageplus 5.00 for certified mail

5.00

Searching fee, per estate

10.00

Proceedings relative to appointment of guardian ad litem

25.00

Renunciation by one person, filing, entering and recording or photostating

5.00

    Each additional person

3.00

Caveat, filing or withdrawing

25.00

Combined refunding bond and release of not more than two pages, filing, entering, microfilming and recording or photostating

10.00

     Each additional page

5.00

     Additional charge for County Clerk’s Certificate

5.00

Release of not more than two pages of refunding bond and release

10.00

     Each additional page

5.00

     Additional charge for County Clerk’s Certificate

5.00

Assignment of legacy or interest, per page

10.00

     Additional charge for County Clerk’s Certificate

5.00

Filing all other papers not otherwise provided for

5.00

     If microfilming process is used, per page

5.00

Plain copy of 2 page Will

6.00

  Each additional page

3.00

Filing of motions in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part

15.00

Notice of appeal (trial court)

10.00

Minimum charge for all other papers or services in proceedings in theSuperior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part

5.00

3B:14-48 Service of process by Surrogate

 25.00

Duplicating or copying of microfiche, digital tape, high density disks,optically scanned and recorded materials or for any other media used

to record or preserve records, per medium recorded

150.00

Processing fee for returned check (not including applicable bank fees)

20.00