In Legal Terms

Airs Tuesdays at 10 a.m. on MPB Think Radio

email: legalterms@mpbonline.orgIn Legal Terms, hosted by Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law with some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts as guests, airs Tuesday morning

In Legal Terms: Chancery Court

Guest: Judge Troy Odom with the responsibility of the filing of matters related to: Divorces, Adoptions, Child Support, Wills and Estate matters, Guardianships, Conservator ships, Land matters, and related issues.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. trials returning to Mississippi are 20 Chancery Courts around the state. of Judges: nonpartisan electionRetention of Judges: reelectionQualifications: practicing attorney 5 yrs; minimum age of 26; state citizen 5 yrs; district resident