List of US state probate courts provides links to probate information from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. In the US, probate is governed by each state's laws regarding inheritance and the administration of estates. In 1964 the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws drafted a Uniform Probate Code designed to update and standardize the nation's probate code. Twenty states have adopted the code, with the remaining states adopting various sections of the code.  A wide variety of state courts (commonly district courts, circuit courts, probate courts, or other court) will handle probate. Probate is held in the county court where the deceased had residence. If the deceased holds real property in more than one state, a separate probate proceeding for each property is often required. Most states (with the exception of Delaware and Virginia) have adopted simpler probate procedures, usually termed "summary probate" for very small estates 
- ↑ The states adopting the UPC include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin. Summary of State Probate Attorney Fee Requirements as of 6/9/2010
- ↑ Using Summary Probate, nolo.com.