Index for Chapter 021 of Title 11

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MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972
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Index for Chapter 021 of Title 11
11-21-1. 11-21-3. 11-21-5. 11-21-7. 11-21-9. 11-21-11. 11-21-13. 11-21-15. 11-21-17. 11-21-19. 11-21-21. 11-21-23. 11-21-25. 11-21-27. 11-21-29. 11-21-31. 11-21-33. 11-21-35. 11-21-37. 11-21-39. 11-21-41. 11-21-43. 11-21-45. 11-21-71. 11-21-73. 11-21-75. 11-21-77. 11-21-79. 11-21-81. Partition by agreement and by arbitration. Partition by decree of chancery court. Parties to proceedings for partition. Proceedings same as in other cases; when ex parte petitions may be heard. Controverted title and all equities disposed of. Court may order sale in first instance. Partition without masters; owelty. Judgment appointing masters. Oath Of special commissioners. Survey made and division into shares. Allotment of shares by ballot. Assignment of shares and owelty. Report of special commissioners. Land sold when not capable of division. Compensation of masters. Attorney's fees. Owelty a lien. Final judgment and judgment confirming partition. Recording of judgments. Lien created by party binding on his share. Paramount rights not affected. Party evicted to have partition of residue. New partition; when. Partition of personalty. Partition by county court or justice court. By whom partition made, if ordered. Writ to seize property, and proceedings. Sale; how made when ordered. Appeal to the circuit court.

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11-21-1. Partition by agreement and by arbitration.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-1. Partition by agreement and by arbitration. Partition of land held by adult joint tenants, tenants in common, and coparceners, may be made by agreement, which shall be evidenced by a writing, signed by the parties, and containing a description of the particular part allotted to each, and recorded in the office of the clerk of the chancery court of the proper county or counties, and shall be binding and conclusive on the parties. They may also bind themselves by written agreement to submit the partition to the arbitrament of one or more persons to be chosen by them, and to abide the partition made by the arbitrators and the articles of submission; and the written award shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the chancery court of the proper county or counties, and shall be final and conclusive between the parties, unless made or procurred by fraud. SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 36, art. 48; 1871, Sec. 1839; 1880, Sec. 2552; 1892, Sec. 3096; 1906, Sec. 3520; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2832; 1930, Sec. 2919; 1942, Sec. 960. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-5. Parties to proceedings for partition.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-5. Parties to proceedings for partition. Any of the parties in interest, whether infants or adults, may institute proceedings for the partition of lands or for a partition sale thereof, by judgment of court as herein provided. All persons in interest must be made parties except (a) in cases where a part of the freehold is owned by persons owning a life estate therein or a life tenancy therein subject to the rights of remaindermen or reversioners, then, in such event, it shall only be necessary that the person or persons owning or claiming a life estate or life tenancy therein be made parties; and (b) in cases where the partition is for the surface of the land only, it shall not be necessary that persons owning divided or undivided interests in the minerals in the land be made parties unless such persons also have an interest in the surface of the land. An infant, or person of unsound mind, may sue by next friend as in other cases; but if the infant, or non compos mentis, have a guardian, the guardian must appear as next friend, unless good cause to the contrary be shown. Where an infant or non compos is made a party defendant, the guardian, if any, of such infant or non compos shall also be made a party, whether the infant or non compos be resident or nonresident and whether the guardian be a resident or a nonresident; and the said guardian may appear and answer the complaint. The summons to the defendants, including the guardian aforesaid, shall be made pursuant to the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. The word "guardian," where used in this section, shall be held to apply also to all persons who, under the laws of any other state or country, stand in that relation whether known as curator, tutor, committee or conservator, or by whatever other name or title such person may be known. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2 (1); 1857, ch. 36, art. 48; 1871, Sec. 1814; 1880, Secs. 2556, 2557; 1892, Sec. 3098; 1906, Sec. 3522; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2834; 1930, Sec. 2921; 1942, Sec. 962; Laws, 1918, ch. 130; 1946, ch. 317, Sec. 2. Laws, 1983, ch. 378, Sec. 1; 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 49, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-7. Proceedings same as in other cases; when ex parte petitions may be heard.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-7. Proceedings same as in other cases; when ex parte petitions may be heard. Except as otherwise provided herein, the proceedings for partition shall be instituted and conducted as other suits in chancery; and all ex parte petitions may be heard and determined by the chancellor in term time or in vacation. SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 1815; 1880, Sec. 2558; 1892, Sec. 3099; 1906, Sec. 3523; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2835; 1930, Sec. 2922; 1942, Sec. 963; Laws, 1960, ch. 224. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-9. Controverted title and all equities disposed of.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-9. Controverted title and all equities disposed of. If the title of the plaintiffs seeking partition or sale of land for a division shall be controverted, it shall not be necessary for the court to dismiss the complaint, but the question of title shall be tried and determined in the suit and the court shall have power to determine all questions of title, and to remove all clouds upon the title, if any, of the lands whereof partition is sought and to apportion encumbrances, if partition be made of land encumbered and it be deemed proper to do so. The court may adjust the equities between and determine all claims of the several cotenants, as well as the equities and claims of encumbrancers. SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 1817; 1880, Sec. 2576; 1892, Sec. 3101; 1906, Sec. 3525; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2837; 1930, Sec. 2923; 1942, Sec. 964. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 50, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-11. Court may order sale in first instance.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-11. Court may order sale in first instance. If, upon hearing, the court be of the opinion that a sale of the lands, or any part thereof, will better promote the interest of all parties than a partition in kind, or if the court be satisfied that an equal division cannot be made, it shall order a sale of the lands, or such part thereof as may be deemed proper, and a division of the proceeds among the cotenants according to their respective interests. The court may appoint a master to make the sale, and may make all proper orders to protect the rights of the parties interested. The court may order the sale of a part of the land and the partition in kind of the residue. Before the court shall order a sale of the lands, the court may cause an appraisal to be made of the property, the expense of which shall be taxed and collected as costs in the proceedings. If the court causes an appraisal of the property to be made, then, subsequent to the receipt and filing of the appraisal with the court, the court shall hold in abeyance its order for sale of the land for a period of thirty (30) days in order to allow the parties the opportunity to reach an agreement as to a partition in kind or sale of the lands. SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 1829; 1880, Sec. 2559; 1892, Sec. 3100; 1906, Sec. 3524; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2836; 1930, Sec. 2924; 1942, Sec. 965; Laws, 1958, ch. 251. Laws, 1984, ch 437, Sec. 1; 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 51, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-13. Partition without masters; owelty.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-13. Partition without masters; owelty. If, at the hearing, it appear that the intervention of masters is unnecessary to secure an equal partition in kind, or that the same can be effected by providing owelty, and that it would best promote the interest of the parties, the court may order the partition and fix the amount to be paid by one (1) or several cotenants to another or others; or this may be done on hearing the report of the master. SOURCES: Codes, 1892, Sec. 3102; 1906, Sec. 3526; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2838; 1930, Sec. 2925; 1942, Sec. 966; Laws, 1958, ch. 252. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 52, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-15. Judgment appointing masters.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-15. Judgment appointing masters. If the judgment be for a partition of the land, it shall state the number of shares into which the land is to be divided, and shall appoint three (3) discreet freeholders, not related to the parties by consanguinity or affinity, to make partition according to the judgment. Either party may object to any master for cause, and, in case the objection be sustained, the place shall be filled by another appointment. If any vacancy occur among the masters, the chancellor may fill such vacancy at any time by written appointment. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2 (2); 1857, ch. 36, art. 51; 1871, Sec. 1819; 1880, Secs. 2560, 2561; 1892, Sec. 3103; 1906, Sec. 3327; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2839; 1930, Sec. 2926; 1942, Sec. 967; Laws, 1958, ch. 259. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 53, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-17. Oath Of special commissioners.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-17. Oath Of special commissioners. Before the special commissioners enter upon the discharge of their duties, they shall take and subscribe an oath before some competent officer, that they will honestly, faithfully and impartially make the partition decreed, and perform the duties required of them to the best of their skill, knowledge and judgment. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2 (3); 1857, ch. 36, art. 52; 1871, Sec. 1822; 1880, Sec. 2562; 1892, Sec. 3104; 1906, Sec. 3528; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2840; 1930, Sec. 2927; 1942, Sec. 968; Laws, 1958, ch. 258. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-19. Survey made and division into shares.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-19. Survey made and division into shares. The special commissioners shall, if deemed advisable, cause a survey to be made of the lands to be divided, in their presence, and shall divide the same into the number of parts or shares directed in the order containing their appointment, each part or share to contain one or more lots, as the special commissioners may think proper, having regard to the situation, quantity, quality and advantages of each part or share, so that they may be equal in value as nearly as may be, or according to the respective rights of the parties. If the bounds or title of any tract be controverted and the controverted part be valuable, the special commissioners shall separate it from the part not controverted, and make a partition of the tract or tracts in such manner that a portion of the controverted part may be allotted to each share, as well as a portion of the part not controverted. The special commissioners, or any one of them, previous to the survey, if any, shall administer an oath to the surveyors and chain bearers that they will honestly and impartially perform their respective duties. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2 (4); 1857, ch. 36, art. 53; 1871, Sec. 1823; 1880, Sec. 2563; 1892, Sec. 3105; 1906, Sec. 3529; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2841; 1930, Sec. 2928; 1942, Sec. 969; Laws, 1958, ch. 249. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-21. Allotment of shares by ballot.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-21. Allotment of shares by ballot. The special commissioners, if the same have not been done by the surveyor, shall make a plat of land to be divided; shall make true field notes, specifying the metes and bounds of the several shares, and of each parcel of each share which contains more than one parcel; and the several shares and parcels of shares shall be distinctly designated on the plat and numbered from one progressively, and the same number shall designate the several parcels of one share; and they shall allot the several shares in the following manner: The special commissioners shall publicly number as many tickets as there are shares marked on the plat, and put the tickets into a hat or box, and the names of the persons entitled to shares shall be written on separate tickets and put into another hat or box, when a person appointed for that purpose by the special commissioners shall proceed to draw a ticket of those containing the names, and then a ticket of the numbers, and so proceed until the whole are drawn; and the number which shall be drawn to the name of any cotenant shall be his separate share in the land so divided. The special commissioners shall make certificate of the balloting, signed by them, specifying the time, place and manner thereof, and the allotment of shares. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2(6); 1857, ch. 36, art. 54; 1871, Sec. 1824; 1880, Sec. 2534; 1892, Sec. 3106; 1906, Sec. 3530; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2842; 1930, Sec. 2929; 1942, Sec. 970; Laws, 1958, ch. 250. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-23. Assignment of shares and owelty.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-23. Assignment of shares and owelty. Instead of making an allotment of shares by ballot, the special commissioners may assign shares to the parties entitled, if so directed by the court or chancellor, or if they find it desirable, and in any case, if an equal partition in kind cannot be made otherwise, or so advantageously, the special commissioners may assess the amount of money to be paid by one or more of the cotenants to another or others, so as to equalize their respective shares. SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 2567; 1880, Sec. 2564; 1892, Sec. 3107; 1906, Sec. 3531; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2843; 1930, Sec. 2930; 1942, Sec. 971; Laws, 1958, ch. 244. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-25. Report of special commissioners.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-25. Report of special commissioners. The special commissioners shall make to the court, at the first term held after they have acted, or else as the court shall direct, a full report, in writing, of their proceedings, which, on exceptions filed at any time before its confirmation, for good cause shown may be set aside by the court, and other special commissioners appointed, or the same special commissioners may be directed to make a new partition; or the partition may be modified by the court in any particular, and be confirmed as thus modified. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2(8); 1857, ch. 36, art. 55; 1871, Sec. 1825; 1880, Sec. 2565; 1892, Sec. 3108; 1906, Sec. 3532; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2844; 1930, Sec. 2931; 1942, Sec. 972; Laws, 1958, ch. 254. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-27. Land sold when not capable of division.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-27. Land sold when not capable of division. If, after a judgment for partition and the appointment of masters, it shall appear from the report of the masters, or on exceptions to their report, that a just and equal division of the land cannot be made, or that a sale will better promote the interest of all the cotenants, the court shall order a sale of the land, or such part thereof as may be deemed proper, and a division of the proceeds among those interested, as provided for. Before the court shall order a sale of the lands, the court may cause an appraisal to be made of the property, the expense of which shall be taxed and collected as costs in the proceedings. If the court causes an appraisal of the property to be made, then, subsequent to the receipt and filing of the appraisal with the court, the court shall hold in abeyance its order for sale of the land for a period of thirty (30) days in order to allow the parties the opportunity to reach an agreement as to a partition in kind or sale of the lands. SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 36, art. 59; 1871, Sec. 1829; 1880, Sec. 2566; 1892, Sec. 3111; 1906, Sec. 3535; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2847; 1930, Sec. 2932; 1942, Sec. 973; Laws, 1958, ch. 246. Laws, 1984, ch. 437, Sec. 2; 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 54, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-29. Compensation of masters.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-29. Compensation of masters. The court in which the cause is pending, or the chancellor or judge thereof in vacation, shall fix and allow reasonable compensation for each of the masters, and such compensation shall be taxed and collected as costs in the suit. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2(9); 1857, ch. 36, art. 57; 1871, Sec. 1840; 1880, Sec. 2575; 1892, Sec. 3109; 1906, Sec. 3533; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2845; 1930, Sec. 2933; 1942, Sec. 974; Laws, 1928, ch. 299; 1960, ch. 225. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 55, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-31. Attorney's fees.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-31. Attorney's fees. In all cases of the partition or sale of property for division of proceeds, the court may allow a reasonable attorney's fee to the attorney or the plaintiff, to be taxed as a common charge on all the interests, and to be paid out of the proceeds in case of a sale, and to be a lien on the several parts in case of partition. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2577; 1892, Sec. 3119; 1906, Sec. 3542; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2854; 1930, Sec. 2934; 1942, Sec. 975. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 56, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-33. Owelty a lien.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-33. Owelty a lien. In all cases where owelty is allowed, it shall be a lien upon the share of the party charged therewith, which shall be superior to all other liens made or suffered by such party. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2567; 1892, Sec. 3110; 1906, Sec. 3534; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2846; 1930, Sec. 2935; 1942, Sec. 976. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-35. Final judgment and judgment confirming partition.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-35. Final judgment and judgment confirming partition. The final judgment of the chancery court in partition proceedings shall ascertain and settle the rights of all parties; and it, and the judgment confirming the partition, shall constitute an instrument of evidence in all questions as to the title of the lands which may be the subject of the judgment, in all courts, and shall be conclusive as to the rights of all parties to the suit, and subject to motions and other post trial review, as in other suits, and to a repartition as provided. SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 1828; 1880, Sec. 2568; 1892, Sec. 3112; 1906, Sec. 3536; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2848; 1930, Sec. 2936; 1942, Sec. 977. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 57, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-37. Recording of judgments.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-37. Recording of judgments. Judgments making partition shall be recorded in the record book of conveyances of the county or district in which any of the lands are situated, within three (3) months after the partition is confirmed; and a partition, the judgment making which is not so deposited with the clerk for record, shall not be valid as against purchasers without notice, or against creditors. SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 1828; 1880, Sec. 2569; 1892, Sec. 3113; 1906, Sec. 3537; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2849; 1930, Sec. 2937; 1942, Sec. 978. Laws, 1991, ch. 573, Sec. 58, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-39. Lien created by party binding on his share.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-39. Lien created by party binding on his share. Any mortgage or other lien executed by any joint tenant, tenant in common, or coparcener, shall remain in force on the share of such cotenant after partition, and on his share only; but this shall not prevent the holder of such mortgage or other lien from asserting claim to owelty awarded to such cotenant. SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 36, art. 62; 1871, Sec. 1836; 1880, Sec. 2572; 1892, Sec. 3115; 1906, Sec. 3539; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2851; 1930, Sec. 2938; 1942, Sec. 979. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-41. Paramount rights not affected.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-41. Paramount rights not affected. Nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to injure, prejudice, defeat or destroy the estate, right, or title of any person claiming a tract of land, or any part thereof, or any piece or lot of land by title under any other person, or title paramount to the title of the joint tenants, tenants in common, or coparceners, among whom partition may have been made. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 2(14); 1857, ch. 36, art. 64; 1871, Sec. 1838; 1880, Sec. 2573; 1892, Sec. 3117; 1906, Sec. 3540; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2852; 1930, Sec. 2939; 1942, Sec. 980. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-43. Party evicted to have partition of residue.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-43. Party evicted to have partition of residue. If any person who has received a share of land partitioned, shall be evicted therefrom, or from any portion thereof, by a paramount title existing at the time of the partition, and there be a residue of land left not subject to such paramount title, the party so evicted shall be entitled to a new partition of the residue. SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 36, art. 61; 1871, Sec. 1835; 1880, Sec. 2571; 1892, Sec. 3114; 1906, Sec. 3538; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2850; 1930, Sec. 2940; 1942, Sec. 981. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-45. New partition; when.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-45. New partition; when. Where the partition was in kind, any joint tenant, tenant in common, or coparcener shall be entitled to a new partition at any time within one year after the first partition, provided, he shall present his sworn petition for that purpose to the chancery court which decreed the partition and shall show thereby (a) that at the time of the partition he was absent from, or a nonresident of the state, and (b) that neither he nor any agent of his received any notice or knowledge whatever of the pendency of the bill for partition, and (c) that the first partition was unfair or unjust or fraudulent as to him, and (d) shall exhibit with said petition the affidavit of at least one credible person to the same effect. Whereupon, if satisfied with the truth of all the grounds aforesaid, the court may proceed to award a new partition; but one who has made improvements on the share first assigned him shall not be evicted from such share; nor shall the improvements be estimated by the second commissioners in fixing its value, but it shall be valued as though the improvements had not been made. If the premises have been sold, and purchased by any of the joint tenants, tenants in common, or coparceners, the nonresident or absent joint tenant, tenant in common or coparcener shall be entitled to set aside such sale at any time within one year thereafter, if it can be shown to have been unfairly made, and fraudulent as to him. In proceedings under this section, all persons interested shall be summoned to appear and contest the application. SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 36, art. 60; 1871, Sec. 1834; 1880, Sec. 2574; 1892, Sec. 3118; 1906, Sec. 3541; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2853; 1930, Sec. 2941; 1942, Sec. 982. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-71. Partition of personalty.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-71. Partition of personalty. Any person entitled to a division of personal property may apply therefor to the chancery court of the proper county, subject to the foregoing provisions of sections 11-21-1 to 11-21-45 in reference to land, as far as applicable, considering the difference in the kind of property; and a sale or a division may be ordered in such cases, as provided for in case of land which is incapable of equal division, or which it may be to the interest of the parties to sell, and the court shall have power to make all such orders as may be necessary to protect the rights of parties. And any sale or partition ordered in such cases shall be made and reported as in case of the sale or partition of land; and decrees making partition shall vest title according to their terms. In such cases, the court or chancellor may make all orders, and cause to be issued all process necessary to secure the rights of parties; and writs of sequestration may be issued as provided for in any other cases in which they are authorized. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Secs. 2578, 2579; 1892, Sec. 3120; 1906, Sec. 3543; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2855; 1930, Sec. 2942; 1942, Sec. 983. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-73. Partition by county court or justice court.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-73. Partition by county court or justice court. A tenant in common of personal property, not exceeding in value the amount provided in section 9-11-9, may apply for a partition of it by petition in writing to the county court of the county in which the property or some part of it may be, or, in counties not having a county court, to the justice court of the county in which the property or some part of it may be. Thereupon, all the cotenants shall be summoned and the rights of parties ascertained, and an order made for a division of the property. If the property be incapable of division in kind according to the several interests, or if a sale and division of the proceeds will better promote the interests of parties, the county court or justice court, as the case may be, shall order a sale and a division of its proceeds, and may designate a person to make the sale, and may issue execution specially framed to that end, and make all orders necessary or proper to protect the rights of parties and to effect a sale and division of the proceeds. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2580; 1892, Sec. 3121; 1906, Sec. 3544; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2856; 1930, Sec. 2943; 1942, Sec. 984. Laws, 1981, ch. 471, Sec. 31; 1982, ch. 423, Sec. 28, made eff from and after January 1, 1984, or, with respect to a given county, from and after such earlier date as the county appoints a justice court clerk pursuant to Sec. 9-11-27 (3). Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-75. By whom partition made, if ordered.

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As Amended SEC. 11-21-75. By whom partition made, if ordered. If partition be ordered, it shall be made by the county court or the justice of the peace, as the case may be, who shall value the property and divide it equally into as many shares as there are separate owners, and allot the several shares to the different owners after the manner prescribed for the proceeding of commissioners to make partition of real estate, as nearly as may be. A statement of such allotment shall be made by the county judge or the justice on his docket, so as to show what property was allotted to each party. The allotment shall vest the title of the property in the parties to whom it is allotted. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2581; 1892, Sec. 3122; 1906, Sec. 3545; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2857; 1930, Sec. 2944; 1942, Sec. 985. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-77. Writ to seize property, and proceedings.

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MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972
As Amended SEC. 11-21-77. Writ to seize property, and proceedings. If the petitioner make affidavit at the commencement of his suit, or afterwards, of his right as a tenant in common, and that there is danger of the removal of the property, so as to defeat or endanger his right, the county court or the justice of the peace, as the case may be, shall issue a writ for the seizure of the property; and if the person having it in possession will not give a bond with sufficient sureties, approved by the officer executing the writ, conditioned to have the property forthcoming to abide the final order which shall be made in the case, payable to the petitioner, in a sum sufficient to cover his interest in the property, it shall be delivered to petitioner on his giving a bond, payable to the person from whom it was taken, with sufficient sureties, approved as above provided, in a penalty equal to the value of the interest of such person, conditioned to have the property before the county court or the justice of the peace, as the case may be, to abide the final order in the case; but if neither party give the required bond, the property shall remain in the hands of the officer, unless it be perishable or expensive to keep, in which case it shall be sold, as such property seized under attachment is sold, and the proceeds of the sale shall be disposed of according to the rights of the parties. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2583; 1892, Sec. 3124; 1906, Sec. 3547; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2859; 1930, Sec. 2945; 1942, Sec. 986. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-79. Sale; how made when ordered.

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MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972
As Amended SEC. 11-21-79. Sale; how made when ordered. A sale of property ordered by the county court or a justice of the peace, as the case may be, to be made for a division of the proceeds shall be made for cash and on such notice and at such place as sales of like property are made under execution issued by the county court or a justice of the peace, and the money arising from the sale shall be paid to the county court or the justice of the peace, as the case may be, for division among the parties. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2584; 1892, Sec. 3125; 1906, Sec. 3548; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2860; 1930, Sec. 2946; 1942, Sec. 987. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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11-21-81. Appeal to the circuit court.

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MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972
As Amended SEC. 11-21-81. Appeal to the circuit court. A person aggrieved may appeal from the judgment of the county court or the justice of the peace, as the case may be, in refusing or ordering a sale or partition, or in making partition, or from any final action of the county court or the justice of the peace, as the case may be, as in any other civil case decided by the county court or a justice of the peace. On appeal, the circuit court may give such judgment as may be right. SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 2582; 1892, Sec. 3123; 1906, Sec. 3546; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2858; 1930, Sec. 2947; 1942, Sec. 988. Chapter Index | Table of Contents

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