Alabamians who are facing legal issues often wonder where they can go to obtain relief. The best way to determine this is to first learn a little bit about how the state's court system is structured.
Lower Level Courts
There are three "lower level” courts in Alabama:
- District Court, which handles torts, small claims, family, and juvenile matters
- Probate Court-where cases concerning estates and adoptions are heard
- Municipal Court, which primarily handles cases dealing with traffic infractions and municipal ordinance violations.