Q: Where/How do I obtain a Verified Compliant/Order To Show Cause form to submit to Surrogate Court, Essex County NJ?
If Obtained can I file the compliant/order myself? Surrogate court does not provide the forms! A court clerk informed me that the forms are not available online. I still searched for hours to no avail. I don't qualify for low income legal assistance and can't afford $5,000+ to pay a lawyer to file it for me! All adult heirs received letters from the treasury to pay past due estate taxes because the executor has failed to do so! The executrix (my sister) has been guilty of Abuse Of Fidicuary Duties, as this has been going on for almost 5 years! Is Surrogate Court & Superior Court the same court system? Frustrated & Upset! Please help!
A: Although you have an absolute right to represent yourself in the Courts of NJ, my best advice is that you speak to an attorney, From reading between the lines of your question, I sense that the issues involved are sufficiently complex and, thus, require guidance in the complexity of probate litigation. In the end, the manner in which the matter is presented to the Court will result in the best possible way.
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