Paula J. Mcgill
About Paula J. McgillAttorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable in representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 18+ years of experience. Moreover, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of all budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family, friends, and associates. As a solo practitioner, Ms. McGill has the flexibility to craft fee structures that are beneficial to the client and the attorney. Moreover, she understands that as a solo practitioner, some cases cannot be handled by one attorney. In those instances, she can either pass on the representation or seek assistance from lawyers with the needed expertise. In addition to the offices noted below, the attorney has three additional offices in the Atlanta Metro area and access to numerous meeting locations throughout Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb Counties. Similarly, if you are located in Maryland (Baltimore, Montgomery County), Washington, DC, or New York (Long Island, NYC, Westchester) there is an office suite available to meet with Ms. McGill to discuss your legal matter. For more information about the practice or about your particular legal issue, please use the contact information form provided on this website or contact Attorney McGill at email@example.com. You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog. DC/MARYLAND - 1425 K St., NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005 - (202)294-0435 NEW YORK - 626 RXR Plaza, 6th Floor, Uniondale, NY 11556 - (516)510-0112
- Landlord Tenant
- Business Law
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Consumer Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Small Claims
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Free 15 minute telephone consultations. Initial office consultations range from $80.00 to $160/hour. The initial consultation is applied to your retainer should you decide to retain the firm. Fees and retainers are based on the type and complexity of the case and range from $250/hr to $500/hr. There are also blended rate and flat fee matters available in some cases. Starting in 2015, I will not longer accept payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|District of Columbia|
|Managing Member, The McGill Law Firm, LLC|
|Associate, Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)|
|Associate, Wallace King Marraro & Branson|
|Associate, Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)|
|University of Pennsylvania||J.D.||Law|
|Kennesaw State University||MBA||Finance|
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Q. If I lost my job. How can I avoid an eviction that is in process
A: You didn't state if you wanted to move or stay on the property. If you want to move, you may be able to negotiate a settlement agreement that sets forth the date of the move-out and a payment plan for back rent in return for a dismissal. If you want to stay, it may be tougher to negotiate a settlement agreement. However, if you pay all that is alleged to be due in the dispossessory notice (including costs) within 7 days of the notice, place the amount paid in the answer, and file the answer timely, the case might be dismissed at trial. However, that defense can only be made once. If you fall behind again and the landlord files a dispossessory, payment will not save you from being evicted. Therefore, if you cannot negotiate a lower rent, and you don't believe you'll be able to obtain a job quickly, you may consider taking the first option of negotiating a writtent settlement that allows you to move without having an evicition on your record.
Q. In the state of Georgia what is the radius that the primary parent can move away from the other parent?
A: First, review the current order to determine if the parent has to provide notice of the move or if there are limitations relating to the move. If there aren't limitiations in the order, the parent can move. However, if the move will interfere with the noncustodial parent's visitation, the parent can file a petition to modify custody to obtain full custody or to change visitation based upon the move. If you are concerned about a potential or actual move, consult with an experienced family law attorney in an office visit.
Q. I was ordered to pay child support to my mother. I regained custody July 2014, how do I stop the child support order?
A: File a motion to modify the child support order based upon the July 2014 order.
Q. My sons father pays child support but wants to give up right. Do I cancle the order first do send him a court doc.?
A: It doesn't matter what he wants. What do you want? Child support is for the benefit of the child. You should consult with child support services before you do anything else.
Q. What would I need to do to get sole custody in Georgia?
A: If the father is $20,000 behind in child support, you should file a contempt action against him. In that same action, you can also file a petition to modify custody based upon his move out state. This move out of state should be considered a substantial change of circumstances. You should be able to obtain full physical custody with some visitation to the father, but the court may allow him to retain shared legal custody. Consult with local attorney to determine if it will be worth your while to modify the current custody order.
Q. if we were never served eviction papers can we dispute an eviction?
A: Go the magistrate court in your county and see if the landlord actually filed the dispossessory against you. If he has filed, but has not served you personally or through tack and mail, challenge the matter. It may serve you well to consult with an attorney about the matter.
Q. Ex boyfriend is delinquent on two child support payments. When will I get that money for it?
A: If you don't receive payments through child support services, you should write (e-mail or call) and ask him about the payments. If he refuses to pay or claims he cannot pay, you'll have to file a contempt action. You don't necessarily need an attorney to file the contempt action. However, you may want to retain one if you are uncertain about court procedure.
Q. I raised my daughter for six years,she went to visit her mom, and her mom hasent let me see her since, shes 8 now...
A: If the mother has lived in that state for at least six months, that state has jurisdiction to hear any custody/visitation dispute. Find an experienced family law attorney who practices in the county where your daughter lives.
Q. Can they take support from a second job
A: Support is based on the gross income of the parents. So, your income from your second job will be considered.
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Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use: Labor and Employment Law, School Law, Lawyers, Attorneys, Franczek Radelet http://answers.justia.com/question/2014/04/25/are-there-any-laws-prevent-father-seeing-76835 Judge reprimanded for comment about proliferation of women lawyers; was he misunderstood? Representing Yourself in a Divorce is not a Good Idea in Many Circumstances Parental Kidnapping is a Foolish Way to Handle Disputes http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/10/24/ive-been-seeking-employment-17-months-an-67129?answer=1 http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/10/09/it-okay-coworker-post-writing-you-called-66372 Yelp sues bankruptcy law firm, alleging it posted fake postive reviews http://answers.justia.com/question/2013/08/26/how-much-does-it-cost-contest-will-value-64216
Unlike TV lawyers, no attorney, even the elite ones, win all the time. In Defense Of Cleary Gottlieb http://t.co/c9EaQW6vMj via @atlblog --— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) October 5, 2014
Judge Kopf: I would uphold the death penalty for an innocent man rather than play games with the law http://t.co/F717fHK6jf via @ABAJournal— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) September 29, 2014
Recent Posts on Wordpress http://t.co/u1BPQqATUa— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) September 29, 2014
@AttorneyMcGill It may be in your best interest to consult w/ a lawyer before filing an answer if it doesn't delay filing the answer.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) September 9, 2014
Facebook's autoplay video feature is destroying cell phone bills http://go.pix11.com/1qoO60C via @pix11news— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) September 4, 2014
If you're considered an adult by your state (usually over 18), don't have your parents call a a lawyer to ask questions on your behalf.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) July 24, 2014
@AP Outrageous.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) July 17, 2014
The orig. state has jurisdiction over the children for 6 months after the move. So, the parent who stayed in the home state must act fast.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) June 21, 2014
In the absence of a open divorce or separation case, normally, both parents have the right to move out of state with the minor children.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) June 21, 2014
A sharp right into Taliban Territory? LI Co Made Workers Pray-Say I Love You: Lawsuit | NBC New York http://t.co/DDEBY1jiRp via @nbcnewyork— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) June 12, 2014
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