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Trial Courts of minimal jurisdiction are courts that manage only specific varieties of court cases. They are typically located in/near any county courthouse and are also usually presided by way of single judge. A judge sitting and not using a jury hears the majority of the cases heard by these courts. Some examples in trial courts of limited jurisdiction comprise of:

Typical claims court: This court usually handles suits relating to private persons to a relatively low dollar amount, for instance, less than a couple thousand dollars.

Municipal court: This court commonly handles cases regarding offenses against area ordinances.

Probate : This court addresses matters concerning administering the estate of a person who has recently passed away. It sees which the provisions of will are performed or sees that your property is distributed based on state law if he/she died intestate (without having a will).

Family : This court tackles matters concerning adoption, annulments, separation, alimony, custody, child support, etc.

Traffic court: This court generally handles minor violations of traffic laws and regulations.

Juvenile court: This court commonly handles cases including delinquent children under a particular age, for instance, 18 or twenty one.

Many states contain a county court, which may always be purely administrative (such as ) or can have jurisdiction over criminal cases including felonies including in this state) In those states with administrative court, the board acts like the executive agency to the local government. In the states that contain a judicial district court, such as NY, it generally handles trials for felonies, along with appeals of misdemeanors from local courts plus some small claims cases. It is a court of first jurisdiction, and thus takes care of mostly trials of accused felons. The Porter Area Court is established and authorized to handle the prosecution of infractions committed with the County.

The County Court has limited jurisdiction around civil cases. In Colorado for instance the Court handles such legal system..

Otherwise in north america, the courts regarding original jurisdiction generally in most states have jurisdiction spanning a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead to be called "county court" they can be called "superior court" or "circuit court". Multiple courts in typically limited original jurisdiction in a county are in most cases called "district courts" or, if located on and serving an individual municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate on the county superior or circuit court.