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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Have a girlfriend who is felon. Used my tuck and got charged with gun i had under seat. Can she get out of this enhance

She is habitual offender and state is seeking max penalty for both counts

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it legal for my work to make us come in at 12 am and work us until 5 pm and then make us come right back in at 12 Am

Moreover I’m asking if it’s legal or not for them to work us around 17 hours and not allow us to get 8 hours of sleep in between shifts especially since I live a hour away from the workplace

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

There is no Federal Law limiting the hours you are working . Certain states do have an 8 hour limit on the day unless extra hours are paid overtime premium pay. As long as you are receiving whatever overtime premium pay is required in your locale, you may be required to work this schedule, under... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Timelines are they hard and fast in the leagal system or are they a suggestion?

14 months no indictment no charges Jackson county ADC

Auguast 31. 2020 sentenced could not afford attorney

May 2021 arrested on warrant 72 hr hold researched and 36 hours at most business days

24 hours business days holidays weekends count toward the24 hours if there is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: Do I have to file my husband income if we not together but live in the same house if I file chapter 7.
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton answered on Sep 20, 2021

Yes, you must include his contributions to the household.

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0 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: So I have to file his income with mine
0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: I was in a car accident and I'm getting sued. I had full coverage car insurance. I'm worried that the person that sued m

Will go after my assets. Is it a good idea to put home in my children names

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: My mother has guardianship of my children and wants and is willing to give custody back to me. She lives in Neshoba.

My mother has guardianship of my children and wants and is willing to give custody back to me. She lives in Neshoba County. Our Court has been handled in Simpson County because that is where me and my ex-husband resided when we got a divorce and that is where the child custody started. But, my... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 18, 2021

No. You must go back to the Court that issued the guardianship order to make any changes to it.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Mississippi on
Q: Wrong contract termination, due to the complaint about the supervisor.

Wrong employment termination and Discrimination.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Can I change the name the child support case is in from my mother to me as I'm now over 18 and not living with her?

My mother has been getting child support for me for years. My father still has quite a bit of back pay remaining. I no longer live with my mother, am over 18. She still has the card that the child support money is deposited on and is using it for her own needs. Even when I was living with her she... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 17, 2021

I cannot tell you that it is impossible to do what you are asking; however, I can tell you that I have not seen it happen in the 20+ years that I have been practicing. MDHS is going to assume that your mother used her funds to support you during your minority; therefore, the arrearage amount is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: Need to know ballpark of the % of income/guide (MS) usually used to determine divorce settlement to know what’s next.

I know there is no standard guide in Mississippi hence the question, but surely there’s an average the court often uses here. Has proposed amt, if is way off I hire Atty if not I don’t need to.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 17, 2021

Division of assets in a divorce action in Mississippi is governed by caselaw such as Ferguson v. Ferguson. You will not find an average percentage used to divide assets. The Court takes into account such things as when and how the property was acquired, who maintained the property, how was the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: My fiance is on probation and she absconded bit paid all court cost and all her fines and got a dui but they not chargin

Her for running and it's her first offense how much time will she get

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Elder Law for Mississippi on
Q: What type of lawyer specialty would held a client who had a 'Visiting Angles' caregiver steal from them?

Incident occured in Hattisburg, MS.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 17, 2021

Any Mississippi lawyer can help you with this issue; however, if you are alleging that someone stole from you or a family member, the thing to do would be to contact law enforcement to file a complaint with them so that an investigation and arrest can be completed. If you are looking to recoup the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: My property was reported stolen in Mississippi and was found in a pawn shop. How do i get my property back?

I live in Mississippi but dont know the pawn shop laws here. Moved from Texas. Police report was filed and a detective contacted me saying that the pawn shop could sell the property back. No arrest has happened the officer said that the pawn shop took the property on good faith. If stolen property... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: If I have paid back taxes on my parents property, as well as kept them paid . Am I entitled to it ?

I am executer over estate. Original plan was for me to buy out my siblings. We cannot agree on a price bc they want 20k more than appraisal. This has been going on for 3 yrs now. I have paid ALL expenses, including 5 yrs now of taxes. The 2 yrs behind my mother owed and the3 since her passing.

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton answered on Sep 15, 2021

No, merely paying the property taxes does not entitle anyone to the property.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Ga. Court ran 20year sentence concurrent with another's states 25 year sentence. The other state is now granting parole

Since parole is granted in the state that prisoner received 25 years.Is there any obligation to fulfill the 20 that wasn't completed although it was run concurrent.

(Georgia gave 20 years to run current with Mississippi's 25 years.Mississippi is Granting parole).

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do to get my nieces if their guardian has passed away?

My mother had custody over my nieces and she has passed away. I am the next of kin. I just need to get them enrolled in school in the county that I live in and permission to get them seen by doctors when needed. There mother is on drugs and they have different fathers, one has passed away and the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Mississippi on
Q: My father passed had no will but married 36 years one biological daughter and one stepson never adopted the one stepson,

Who would receive the money in bank account n safety deposit contents?

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