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Litigation Courts of limited jurisdiction are courts that address only specific different types of trials. They are typically located in/near any county courthouse and tend to be usually presided by just a single judge. A judge sitting without having a jury hears most of the cases heard as a result of these courts. Some examples for trial courts connected with limited jurisdiction comprise:

Small claims court: This court ordinarily handles disagreements between private matters of a relatively low dollar amount, such as, less than a couple of thousand dollars.

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

Probate : This court addresses matters concerning applying the estate of any person who has recently deceased. It sees that the provisions of some sort of will are accomplished or sees that a property is distributed as reported by state law in the event he/she died intestate (with not a will).

Family : This court deals with matters concerning adopting, annulments, divorce, alimony, custody, child support, etc.

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

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

Many states have a county court, which may always be purely administrative (such as ) or regularly have jurisdiction over criminal cases such as felonies (this state) In states with an administrative court, the body acts like the executive agency for your local government. In the states that have a judicial district court, such as California, it generally tackles trials for felonies, in addition to appeals of misdemeanors because of local courts and many small claims .

It is typically he court of initial jurisdiction, and thus handles mostly trials associated with accused felons. The Stephens Area Court is founded and has the ability to handle the prosecution of all crimes committed in the County.


County Court also has limited jurisdiction around civil cases. In Florida for instance the Courtroom handles such legislation..

Otherwise in the united states, the courts of original jurisdiction in most states have jurisdiction spanning a particular county, parish, shire, or borough; but instead of being called "county court" they may be called "superior court" or simply "circuit court". Multiple courts involving typically limited original jurisdiction within a county are usually called "district courts" and / or, if located in and serving an actual municipality, "municipal courts"; and are subordinate on the county superior or even circuit court.