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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin

  • Appeals & Appellate, Collections, 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
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Juvenile Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Legal Answers
Q. I have full custody of my daughter and now she wants to live with my mother
A: Once the back support becomes due, it is vested. It cannot be forgiven or waived. You would still be entitled to the back support if he was ordered to pay you in the court order. If you allow your child to live with your mother, she should receive it because you would no longer have the child and and would no longer be responsible for her daily maintenance. However, the original court order would need to be modified to order him to pay the support to your mother, which can be done in the paperwork necessary to allow transfer of custody to your mother. Keep in mind that the court can also order you to pay support to your mother for your daughter’s care, as well.
Q. My neighbour’s dogs keep coming in my yard and I have two cats outside that I’m scared the dogs will attack and hurt
A: The first thing to do is to read the county or city ordinances (depending on where you live) to find out about your remedies. If your local Sheriff’s Dept or city has an animal control division, call them and report the loose dogs and your fears. The video will be your best evidence.
Q. i just need to know how where and what to do to get a child modification in mississippi..
A: You need to file for a modification of the last court order requesting a decrease in your child support amount. You will have to show a decrease in income since the entry of the last order that was caused by circumstances beyond your control. In other words, you didn’t voluntarily quit your job or get fired for misconduct on your part.
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Melissa L. Gardner, PLLC
9356 Goodman Road
Suite 6
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Telephone: (662) 408-4230