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Oxford, Mississippi

What You Need to Know about Divorce in Oxford and Lafayette County

The City of Oxford, home of Ole Miss, is ranked one of the top six college towns in the nation. But with its beautiful rolling hills and its booming economy, it is clear it has even more to offer. Oxford sits in North Mississippi’s Lafayette County. Lafayette County, Mississippi is in the 18th Chancery Court District which also holds Benton, Calhoun, Marshall, and Tippah Counties. Two full time Judges 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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.

Oxford, Mississippi 
Lafayette County Chancery Court
18th Chancery Court District

Lawrence L. Little 

Robert Q. Whitwell

Court Administrator
Marsha Kisner 662-236-0233 

Tara Scruggs 662-236-0232

Chancery Clerk
Sherry J. Wall

300 N Lamar Blvd Suite 208
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Link to Lafayette County Chancery Court Website
Link to Lafayette County Chancery Clerk Website
Link to City of Oxford Website
Link to Visit Oxford Website
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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