Where Is Probate Handled?

Probate usually occurs in the appropriate court in the State and County where the deceased permanently resided at the time of his or her death. Such courts go by different names in various states. In many states the court is simply called the Probate Court.

The probate court usually handles the distribution of all the personal property the deceased owned, as well as all of the real estate that the deceased owned that is located in that same state.