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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin

  • Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Mississippi
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Mississippi College
M.S. (2014) | Marriage and Family Therapy
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Mississippi College School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
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Belhaven College
B.A. (1991) | Psychology and English
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Professional Associations
The Mississippi Bar  # 9849
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Mississippi Bar
ID Number: 9849
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Practice Areas
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Juvenile Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Legal Answers
Q. Are repo drivers allowed to be confrontational?
A: No, repo men are not allowed to cause a public disturbance and/or assault you. You may want to consider pressing charges against the men individually and pursuing an action against the repo company and/or your creditor.
Q. My child's mother gave temporary custody to her parents My sons mother recently died. Do I get custody now
A: The answer is not necessarily. You don’t say where the child is now or why and when custody was transferred. Depending on the circumstances, you may want to try to obtain possession of the child and then immediately petition the chancery court for custody. However, not having physical possession of the child will not prevent you from obtaining custody if the court finds that it is in the child’s best interests.
Q. Driving as a RIGHT not a privilege. Requirement of licensing. Below is copied from the case text off Justia's website.
A: What is your question? The excerpt does not mean that the ability to drive is a right. This part of the holding is referring to an individual’s right to operate a motor vehicle free from interference from law enforcement absent a good faith belief, or observation, of criminal conduct on the part of the driver or other occupants. These are different issues.
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Melissa L. Gardner, PLLC
9356 Goodman Road
Suite 6
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Telephone: (662) 408-4230