Surrogate's Court

Administration

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Judge of the Surrogate's Court
Acting Supreme Court Justice
Supervising Family Court Justice

Hon. Theresa Whelan

Secretary: Melissa Rosini
Law Clerk: Amy Hsu
Chambers: Surrogate's Court
320 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-852-1729

Coronavirus Emergency Inquiries
631-852-1729

Surrogate's Court Chief Clerk's Office
Michael Cipollino, Chief Clerk
631-852-1729

Administration/Small Estate
631-852-1729

Cashier
631-852-1729

Guardianship Department
631-852-1729

Law Department
631-852-1729

Miscellaneous Department
631-852-1729

Accounting Department
631-852-1729

Probate Department
631-852-1729

Records Department
631-852-1729

Security Desk
631-852-3964

Description

The Surrogate's Court handles all issues involving wills and the estates of people who die. The Court also handles cases involving unclaimed property of the deceased who had no will as well as guardianships and adoptions.

Each of New York State's 62 counties has one surrogate judge except New York and Kings Counties, which have two each.

 

More Surrogate's Information

Information about Coronavirus and the NYS Courts

Administrative Orders, Operational Changes due to Coronavirus Crisis

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Surrogate's Court Forms

Surrogate's Court Forms

Surrogate's Court E-filing Protocol