Where does a probate proceeding take place?

The appropriate place, or venue, for a probate proceeding is either the county of residence of the incompetent or deceased individual, or the principal place of administration in the case of a trust.

Because the authority of a state court is limited to the geo-political boundaries of that state, there may be different (“ancillary”) probate proceedings in different states when a deceased or incompetent individual owns property in more than one state.

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