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Mississippi Chancery Court

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Mississippi Chancery Court Districts

The Mississippi chancery courts are trial courts that have jurisdiction over disputes regarding equity, domestic matters (including adoptions, custody disputes and divorces), guardianships, juvenile cases, (in counties which do not have a county court), sanity hearings, wills, and challenges to the constitutionality of state laws. Land records are also filed in chancery court.[1]

There are 20 chancery court districts, with one to four chancery court judges (chancellors) per district. Chancellors are elected to four-year terms in non-partisan elections.[1]

Chancery court trials are typically heard without a jury, but a party may request one if desired.[1]

Court District County/Counties
1st Chancery District Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Lee, Itawamba, Monroe, Union
2nd Chancery District Scott, Newton, Jasper
3rd Chancery District DeSoto, Tate, Panola, Yalobusha, Grenada, Montgomery
4th Chancery District Franklin, Amite, Pike, Walthall
5th Chancery District Hinds
6th Chancery District Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Kemper, Neshoba, Winston
7th Chancery District Bolivar, Coahoma, LeFlore, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tunica
8th Chancery District Hancock, Harrison, Stone
9th Chancery District Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington
10th Chancery District Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry
11th Chancery District Holmes, Leake, Madison, Yazoo
12th Chancery District Clarke, Lauderdale
13th Chancery District Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson, Smith
14th Chancery District Chickasaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster
15th Chancery District Copiah, Lincoln
16th Chancery District George, Greene, Jackson
17th Chancery District Adams, Claiborne, Jefferson, Wilkinson
18th Chancery District Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah
19th Chancery District Jones, Wayne
20th Chancery District Rankin

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