146 West Center Street

P.O. Box 404

Canton, MS 39046

 

Office: (601) 859-1177

Fax: (601) 859-0795

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The Chancery Judges hear special court cases involving wills and estates, support and custody of minor children, divorces and alimony, and lunacy or commitment hearings. The Judges are known as equity Judges whose area of duty involves more than narrow and rigid interpretations of laws and focuses on protection of individual rights. The Judges also handle other matters, such as petitions to incorporate or enlarge a city, the establishment and management of drainage districts, children's welfare funds, and other projects.

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MCA § 93-5-24 provides that the joint legal custodians shall share the decision-making rights, the responsibilities and the authority relating to the health, education and welfare of a child, and an award of joint legal custody obligates the parties to exchange information concerning the health, education and welfare of the minor child, and to confer with each other in the exercise of the decision-making rights, responsibilities and authority.