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2022 Mississippi Law Change for Venue in Intestate Estates

Each year in Mississippi the hundreds of are introduced making changes to existing law. Below is a Senate Bill that became law that address where intestate estate case can be filed.


SB 2034.

Effective 7/1/22


This bill conforms the venue for intestate estates to be probated to the venue for probating a will under Section 91-7-1. The bill provides that letters of administration shall be

granted by the chancery court of the county in which the intestate had a fixed residence. If the intestate did not have a fixed residence at the time of death, then the county where

the intestate owned land shall grant letters of administration. Where the intestate had no fixed residence and did not own land, then the chancery court of the county where the intestate died

shall grant letters of administration.


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