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Southhaven, Olive Branch and Horn Lake

What You Need to Know about Divorce in Southaven/Olive Branch/Horn Lake and Desoto County

DeSoto County, Mississippi is in the 3rd Chancery Court District. DeSoto County Chancery Court is located on the first floor of the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando, Mississippi. Desoto 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.Three 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, mental health, and most cases where a minor is a party.

Once a case is filed in the DeSoto 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, to schedule hearing dates. 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 DeSoto 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.

Southaven, Olive Branch, and Hornlake
Desoto County Chancery Court
3rd Chancery Court District

Percy Lynchard, Jr.    

Mitchell M. Lundy, Jr.

Vicki Cobb

Court Administrators
Linda Stinson 662-469-8374 
Melanie Wells 662-226-1343 
Debra G. Simmons 662-563-8715 

Chancery Clerk
Misty Heffner     

2535 Hwy 51 S.
Hernando, Mississippi 38632

Link to DeSoto County Chancery Court Website
Link to City of Southaven Website
Link to City of Olive Branch Website
Link to City of Horn Lake 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