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Greenville, Mississippi

What You Need to Know about Divorce in Greenville and Washington County

Greenville is the Heart & Soul of the Delta.  Home of great outdoor recreation, the best hot tamales this side of the Mississippi River, and the world famous Delta Blues, it can feel smaller than usual if you are facing a divorce.  Washington County, Mississippi is in the 9th Chancery Court District which holds Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Warren Counties.There are three full time Judges who hear and make decisions on a wide variety of matters, such as divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other family law matters. They also hear cases involving land, probate of estate and mental health.

Once a case is filed in the Washington County Chancery Clerk's office, it is then assigned to a Judge on a rotating basis. We have no control over the Judge assigned to your case. If your case is on a contested track and needs to go to trial, we will contact the Court Administrator, who is the person managing the Judge’s calendar. Many cases do not require a trial. These are called ex parte, which is Latin for “one side only.” Each Judge has one day per week set aside to hear ex parte cases, which is when we have routine Orders entered.

For more information about divorce and other aspects of family law, visit one of these links:

We Can Help You

Here is the way this works. If you live in Greenville, Washington County or the Delta and are faced with the prospect of divorce, please call our office (601-898-8655) or confidentially submit a basic intake form so our staff can complete a standard conflict check. That’s when we make sure nothing on this end will stand in the way of us being helpful. Then, we will schedule a time for you to visit with one or more of our attorneys to go over your situation.

Greenville, Mississippi
Washington County Chancery Court
9th Chancery Court District

Benny Richard 

Vicki Barnes

Deborah Jiles 

Court Administrators

Carnice Wood 662-334-2685

Cynthia Hunter 601-636-8327

Kimberly Williams 662-887-7070

Chancery Clerk
Marilyn Hansell

900 Washington Ave
Greenville, Mississippi 38701

Link to Washington County Chancery Court Website
Link to City Greenville Website
Link to Greenville Washington County Website
Link to Visit the Delta/Greenville Website


Take the first step.

When you think you are ready to be more informed through customized analysis, the best thing we offer is to sit with you in person or over a conference call to educate you and think through your goals and a plan to accomplish them. This will make you feel better –more informed and more in control. You can start the process by simply calling the office or by clicking the link below to confidentially submit an Intake Form and we will contact you.

Call 601-898-8655

or Submit an Intake Form