Surrogate


I believe I have a responsibility as Surrogate to keep the people of Union County aware of the necessity for estate planning and have therefore prepared this web site for your information.

It is important for you to know if you leave no Will, the laws of New Jersey will determine who shall receive your property. The law makes no distinction as to youth or age, illness or health, wealth or poverty, or any of the many other special circumstances which often vitally affect the well being of your own family, or the special causes that are most important to you. Only through a legal Will can you provide for those you love.

This web site is also provided to inform you of the services to which you are entitled from the Union County Surrogate’s Office.

Please be assured that my staff and I are here to advise and assist you in any matter pertaining to these services. Our office is located on the Second Floor, Old Annex, Union County Court House, 2 Broad St., Elizabeth, New Jersey. If we can be of any help to you, if you have a question, or if you wish to arrange a date to have the Surrogate speak before your club or organization, contact us at this office or call 908-527-4280

JAMES S. LACORTE, SURROGATE
Phone: 908-527-4280
Address: Second Floor, Old Annex, Union County Court House,
2 Broad St., Elizabeth, New Jersey

JO ANN SCHWAB, DEPUTY SURROGATE
E-mail: jschwab@ucnj.org

ARLENE VERNIERO, SPECIAL DEPUTY SURROGATE
E-mail: averniero@ucnj.org

LISA TAYLOR BROPHY, Esq., EXECUTIVE CLERK TO THE SURROGATE
E-mail: lbrophy@ucnj.org