Chancery Practice Lawyer in Mississippi
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Chancery courts are legal venues that serve to function in ways common law
courts do not. Specifically, they are courts of equity. This means that
rather than applying statutory laws when deciding matters, chancery courts
issue decisions on rules of fairness. In many states, chancery court functions
have merged into the activities of traditional courts. In Mississippi,
however, Chancery Courts still exist.
Our legal team at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. represents clients
who have matters before Chancery Courts in Hinds County and other counties
across the state. We understand the procedures involved in these proceedings,
and provide the personalized service and guidance clients need to effectively
navigate the process and secure the best possible resolution.
Questions about Chancery Courts and your rights? Call (601) 869-0696
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Mississippi Chancery Courts
Mississippi Chancery Courts do not hear all types of legal matters. These
Chancery Court districts have jurisdiction over two primary legal areas:
Disputes in matters of equity – The primary function of Mississippi Chancery Courts is to resolve
disputes in issues of equity. These commonly include family law matters
such as divorce, child custody, guardianship, adoption, sanity hearings,
wills, and challenges to the constitutionality of Mississippi state laws.
Chancery courts also handle matters involving land records.
Juvenile matters – Chancery courts hold jurisdiction in juvenile cases in counties
where there is not a county court. Chancery court judges typically appoint
private attorneys to assist juveniles and function as court referees.
Common matters handled in these proceedings include delinquency, neglect,
There are 20 Chancery Courts in Mississippi, with one to four chancery
judges per district and 52 chancery court judges total. Chancery court
judges, also known as chancellors, typically hear cases and trials without
a jury. However, parties who bring cases before a Chancery Court have
the right to request a jury in certain types of cases, such as those involving
property division or the contesting of a will.
Speak with a Mississippi Chancery Attorney Today
Our Mississippi lawyers are available to discuss Chancery Court matters
during free and confidential consultations. During a free consult, you
can learn more about your rights, the Chancery Court process, and how
our experienced lawyers can help you pursue a positive resolution that
meets your needs and objectives. Our legal team places an emphasis on
personal attention and client satisfaction, and we go above and beyond
in our efforts to leverage our attorneys’ wide breadth of knowledge
to handle even the most challenging issues.
Contact us today to request your free consultation.