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Union County Announces New Surrogate Program Appointment System

Union County

By: Yuritza Arroyo


Union County officials announced a new system to help Union County residents schedule appointments for Surrogate services, including matters related to wills, adoptions, guardianships, and more.

"As Surrogate, I am charged with serving all of our residents in a professional and efficient manner during a time in their lives that may be difficult," said Union County Surrogate Christopher Hudak.

"With demand for services increasing, we have transitioned to a more efficient system that will allow us to accommodate more cases daily."


Residents can now call (908) 527-4280 or email to schedule an appointment with the Surrogate's office.

According to officials, appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday, between 8:30 AM–12:30 PM and 1:30 PM–4:00 PM.

Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred to serve residents most effectively.

The Surrogate's office cannot guarantee particular wait times for walk-ins.

The role of a County Surrogate is to oversee the probate of wills, qualification of will executors, appointment of administrators for those estates without wills, and qualification of guardians for incapacitated persons and minors, as well as certain matters related to adoption.

The Surrogate also operates the Surrogate's Intermingled Trust Fund for Minors and Incapacitated Persons.

The Surrogate is a Constitutional Officer elected to the position every five years.