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Litigation Courts of reasonably limited jurisdiction are courts that deal with only specific styles of trials. They are typically located in/near any county courthouse so are usually presided by a single judge. A judge sitting without a jury hears almost all of the cases heard by these courts. Some examples in trial courts for limited jurisdiction include:

Small claims court: This court ordinarily handles disagreements relating to private persons to a relatively low amount, such as, less than a few thousand dollars.

Municipal court: This court frequently handles cases involved with offenses against area ordinances.

Probate court: This court addresses matters concerning administering the estate of a person who has died. It sees that this provisions of will are executed or sees that the property is distributed based on state law in the event that he/she died intestate (without having a will).

Family : This court handles matters concerning adoption, annulments, separation, alimony, guardianship, child support, etc.

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

Juvenile court: This court usually handles cases including delinquent children under some age, for example, 18 or 21 years of age.

Many states use a county court, which may always be purely administrative (including ) or may have jurisdiction over criminal cases including felonies (including in this state) In states with administrative court, the board acts as the executive agency with the local government. In the states that contain a judicial county court, such as California, it generally handles trials for felonies, along with appeals of misdemeanors through local courts and some small claims instances. It is a court of unique jurisdiction, and thus deals with mostly trials associated with accused felons. The Stephens Region Court is founded and authorized to take care of the prosecution of infractions committed within the County.

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

Otherwise in america, the courts of original jurisdiction generally in most states have jurisdiction during a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead to be called "county court" they may be called "superior court" and "circuit court". Multiple courts from typically limited original jurisdiction inside of a county are normally called "district courts" and / or, if located throughout and serving a selected municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate with the county superior or even circuit court.