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What You Need to Know about Divorce in Gulfport, Biloxi and Harrison County

Biloxi and Gulfport, located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, are both home to a booming economy and social life, along with a rich history and an abundance of wildlife. Harrison County, Mississippi is in the 8th Chancery Court District. Harrison County participates in the Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC) system, which means after the case is initiated, we can file documents from the convenience and privacy of our office.  There are four 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 matters, probate of estate and mental health.

Once a case is filed in the Harrison 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, but they are each very experienced. 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 general 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 Harrison County 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.

Harrison County Chancery Court
8th Chancery Court District

Jim Persons

Margaret Alfonzo 

Jennifer Schloegel 

Carter Bise

Court Administrators
Brooke Pollard 228-865-4008
Joy Danzey 228-865-4096

Chancery Clerk
John McAdams 

1st Judicial District 228-865-4164

2nd Judicial District 228-435-8220

Harrison County Judicial District
1801 23rd Ave
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501

Harrison County Judicial District 2
730 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Biloxi, Mississippi 39530


Link to Harrison County Chancery Court
Link to City of Gulfport Website
Link to City of Biloxi Website
Link to Gulf Coast Website

Local Rules for Gulfport and Biloxi

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