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Under the Mississippi Constitution and by statute, the Chancery Court has jurisdiction over the following types of cases:

  • All matters in equity; (which includes cases of fraud or mistake, property rights, preservation of property, conveyances of property, mortgages and liens on property, trusts, accountings, injunctions, specific performance of contracts)
  • Divorce and alimony; (including annulment, separate maintenance, child custody, child support, division of marital assets/property)
  • Matters testamentary and of administration; (including probate of wills, handling of estates either with or without a will)
  • Minors' business; (including emancipation of minors, approving settlement of claims of minors, appointment and removal of guardians)
  • Cases of idiocy, lunacy, and persons of unsound minds; (including commitments to institutions); and
  • All matters of which Chancery Court had jurisdiction when the state constitution came into existence.

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