Probate Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition

All matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of an estate of the deceased and guardianship come under probate jurisdiction. Probate jurisdiction is the exercise of power of probate, surrogate, or orphan’s court. Probate jurisdiction includes:

the establishment of wills;

settlement of a decedent’s estate;

supervision of a guardianship of infants; and

control of an infant’s property.