A formal method of opposing petitions in Surrogate's Court is through an objection. An objection is a complicated estate litigation procedure (especially since most objections are challenged) and are best handled by an experienced attorney. Just showing up in response to a Citation does not present a formal objection. Objections are generally required to be in written format, made within specific time frames (such as in Accounting proceedings or Will Contest proceedings) and are argued during a hearing before the Court. See SCPA 302. See also SCPA 1440.