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Tupelo, Mississippi

What You Need to Know about Divorce in Tupelo and Lee County

The hospitable city of Tupelo—birthplace of Elvis Presley and tourism center—sits in Northeastern Mississippi’s Lee County. Lee County, Mississippi is in the 1st Chancery Court District which holds Alcorn, Itawamba, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo, and Union Counties. There are two 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 Lee 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 Lee 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.

Lee County Chancery Court
1st Chancery District

Jacqueline Estes Mask

Stephen T. Bailey 

Michael Malski

Brad Tennison 

Court Administrator
Beth McNutt 662-432-2130 

Kimela Bratton 662-432-2130

Chancery Clerk
Bill Benson

200 West Jefferson Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804

Link to 1st Chancery Court District Website
Link to City of Tupelo Website
Link to Tupelo Mississippi 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