You may have seen legal notices in your local Mississippi newspaper before, but what happens when there is no newspaper in your Hinds, Rankin, Madison or other county area? Where do you go to find legal notices when there is no newspaper?
There are different rules for different types of legal notices in the state of Mississippi. I will address the 2 most common legal notices below.
Sometimes a person is sued but they cannot be located to be personally served. For example, you have experienced a personal injury in Mississippi such as a slip and fall at a business or someone’s property or a car wreck on I-55 or even a pedestrian accident in downtown Jackson, and you are hiring an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case. You have to find the right person to sue in your personal injury case. The Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure allow for people who cannot be found to be served by publishing a summons in a newspaper in the county where they live for 3 consecutive weeks. When there is no newspaper in the county in which the defendant is believed to live, then the summons must be posted at the courthouse door and published in a public newspaper of an adjoining county or in the newspaper published in the state capital.
Summons by Publication in Mississippi are also required for things such as notifying potential creditors when an estate has been opened for someone who has died. When you are looking for a legal notice for an estate and there is no newspaper in your county, where should you search? For this type of legal notice publication, the administrator for the estate is required to post the notice to creditors at the courthouse door and 3 other places of public resort in the county. If you are looking for this type of notice, you can always call the Chancery Clerk in the county where you believe an estate has been opened and they can tell you whether an estate has even been opened for an individual. You can then review the court file to determine what all has happened in a case, including whether a notice to creditors has been published or posted, as the administrator is required to file an affidavit stating that either publication or posting has been done.
Teresa leads our CG Law Group, P.A. department of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. which handles estate and chancery work, social security disability, discrimination, guardianship’s, and domestic matters in the Mississippi area. CG Law Group, P. A., an affiliated firm of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. was formed by the founding members of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. to meet the growing needs of the firm’s clients without compromising the attorney’s abilities to focus on a particular area of law. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is able to give top rate competent service to people who have been injured in Mississippi in incidents such as a car wreck, 18 wheeler accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall premises case, pedestrian accident, construction site accident, job injury or injury on the water, while the affiliated CG Law Group, P.A. is able to meet the other legal needs of injured people in Mississippi.
If you need assistance with your estate and chancery work, social security disability, discrimination, guardianship’s, and domestic matters, contact Teresa Harvey today by calling CG Law Group at 601-948-8005 or by using our live chat on our website. If you need assistance with a personal injury in Mississippi such as a car wreck, 18 wheeler accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall premises case, pedestrian accident, construction site accident, job injury or injury on the water, contact Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. by calling 601-948-8005 or by using our live chat on our website.