For many years clients have been asking for
a watch service for their New York County Surrogate's Court cases. After a lengthy analysis of their system, we are happy to announce a new watch service for Surrogate's Court cases in NY
Cases are put on watch by index number which is assigned by the court,
not by name, to avoid errors due to similar names. The system will ignore the
“/” number such as 2009-2764/A. The “/” is used for subsequent actions of the
same probate or for concurrent trusts of the same probate.
For cases on the Surrogate Court watch list CourtAlert will notify you
as to the following:
Calendar event – CourtAlert 352
Issued Order/Decree (actual text) – CourtAlert
351. Under normal procedures an order has just been entered. The scanning is
typically done shortly after the order is entered.
Control list for an Order or Decree – CourtAlert 353. This serves as an
information alert. It indicates the application has been
approved by the clerk and is being sent to the judge for signature.
Please note that in the Surrogate’s Court it is quite possible that
an order/decree will be reported on a CourtAlert 351 without previously being
listed on CourtAlert 353, namely the order/decree was signed without being first
put on a list.
The opposite is also true: an entry could be on the list (CourtAlert
353) and not entered/signed/scanned (CourtAlert 351).
The CourtAlert web site will now include a
Surrogate Court case snapshot, for example click here
<<details..>>. The case snapshot can be located with the first or last name of the
decedent or by the index number (For example 2010-1234).
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