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
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Free 15 minute telephone consultations. Initial Office Consultations are $150.00/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. Payment plans are available for those who have established businesses or have been employed with the same employer for at least two years.
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 my mother kicked me out should she still be getting child support from my father or should it go to me?
A: She get the child support unless the current order says otherwise (ex. if the child moves out, child support stops) or your father seeks to have it modified and it is in fact modified by the court.
Q. Do I have to pay for a babysitter if I don't agree with it?
A: If the court orders you to pay for babysitting you have to do so unless the seek modification of the child support order and the court grants your request. If the court hasn't ordered you to pay for babysitting, you have no legal obligation to do so.
Q. in new York if my ex gets my daughter medicade will I have to pay child support
A: Yes, if he seeks custody through the court, the judge should automatically calculate child support if custody changes.
Q. Can u be taking off child support by the custodial parent in NYC
A: It is unlikely the judge will permit this because it will harm the children to lose your monetary support. It will be impossible if the likely result is for the taxpayers to pick up the slack through welfare, food stamps, etc.
Q. How can I get around the 2 year residency for a divorce?
A: You need to contact a local counsel to discuss the grounds for the divorce AND the residency requirement. Two years is a requirement if other circumstances do not exist. (1) You married in New York and either one of you have been a resident for one year on a continuous basis; or (2) Both have you have resided in New York as a married couple and either of you have been a resident for one year on a continous basis; or (3) The cause of the divorce occurred in NY and either one of you have been a resident for one year on a continous basis before the action is commenced; or (4) The cause occurred in New York and both parties are residents at the time the action is commenced. Again, the best thing you can do is to take the time to have an initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney who practices in your county to avoid problems once you file.
Q. If my wife decides not to work do I have to still pay the same amount. Since it was based on combined income.
A: At this point, if there is a child support order with your monthly obligation, you pay that amount until the court order otherwise. If she seeks to modify child support because she has decided to stop working, you can argue that her calculated income should not change because she voluntarily made herself poor.
Q. Can paying a predetermined amount of money towards my exes rent constitute child support?
A: If there is a child support order, you have to pay in accordance with the child support order. In other words, if it says you have to pay $500 to her every month, you have to pay it directly to her. Otherwise, you place yourself at risk for contempt. If you still want to pay rent directly to the landlord, you can try to get the order modified. However, it is unlikely the court will consider it child support or allow for this if the total amount you paying for rent equals the amount of the court ordered child support payment or the total monthl rent.
Q. Rent includes utilities.Can a landlord raise the rent if he decides you use to much utilities?
A: Look at your written lease about utitlities and adding additional appliances, among other provisions. If you don't understand your lease, take it to and attorney to read and explain it to you. As far as coming into your apartment for no reason, unless the lease says otherise, you are entitled to what is called quite enjoyment. As a result, under non-emergency, repair circumstances, or other instance set out in your lease, the landlord cannot enter your place.
Q. Can I ignore all phone calls from my childs father while filing for custody?
A: Under normal circumstances, if he is trying to talk with his child, you may not look good in the judge's eyes if you prevent that communication. The judge looks at what is in the best interest of the child. However, your circumstances may not be normal. Talk with local counsel to determine if your strategy will hurt your position and your child more than help your child.
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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
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