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
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Surrogate's Court Chief Clerk's Office
Michael Cipollino, Chief Clerk
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.