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Surrogate's Court


Nassau County Supreme Court

General Information
Surrogate's Court, Nassau County
Hon. Edward W. McCarty, III
262 Old Country Road
Mineola, New York 11501
516-493-3800

The Surrogate's Court is established in every county and hears cases involving the affairs of decedents, including the probate of wills and the administration of estates. Family, Supreme, and Surrogate's Courts have concurrent jurisdiction over guardianships of the persons and property of infants. Family and Surrogate's Courts have concurrent jurisdiction over adoption proceedings.


Small Estate Affidavit Program Do-It-Yourself Form
The small estate administration is a simplified court procedure available if the person who died did not have many assets. You can ask the Surrogate’s Court to let you divide and give away their property to people who have a legal right to inherit.  This free program will help you create the affidavit that you will need to file in Surrogate’s Court.