Probate cases are mostly handled by two courts in New Jersey. The Superior Court and the Surrogates' Courts are where heirs and others go to resolve probate issues within a court environment, with the majority of cases being handled in the county Surrogates' Courts.
Actor Robin Williams, who hanged himself in 2014, left behind a widow and three children from two previous marriages. According to reports, those four heirs have been dealing with a dispute over the actor's estate. A judge set a hearing in the case, hoping the group would have resolved the issues prior to that date. Reports indicate that, while the four have resolved many differences over the actor's personal belongings, and issue regarding the funding of a trust still exists.