Probate is the legal process that transfers the ownership of property from the estate of the deceased to their beneficiaries.  During the probate process, the executor of your will goes before the courts and identifies all the property you owned, appraises the property, pays all debts and taxes, proves that the will is valid and legal, and distributes the property according to the instructions of the will. 

Click on the images below to view the New Jersey Surrogates Roster on the left and items needed for probate on the right. You will also find links below the images to download the documents in PDF format.