The focus on the Surrogate’s Court Committee is to address issues relevant to the Surrogate’s Court practice. Currently, the committee has identified several new projects with which members are encouraged to become involved, including Guardianship Investments and 529 Plans, Fiduciary Commissions on Real Estate Assets, Supplemental Needs Trusts Remainder Provisions, Construction Proceedings, and Proceedings to Determine Claims. We also have members who have agreed to write articles relevant to Surrogate’s Court issues, such as “Identifying When are Commissions Payable with Respect to Real Estate.” In the past, our committee has been involved in many important issues, including the development and acceptance by Surrogate’s Court of Hot Docs procedural forms, and establishing guidelines for Guardians ad Litem appointed in the Surrogate’s Court.

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Deborah S. Kearns- [email protected]

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