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
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- 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. Does a single, uneployed mother taking care of her one year old son, in the state of Georgia be denied child support?
A: Why do you believe you will be denied child support. In Georgia, there is a formula for child support. Even if the father doesn't work, the court will impute income and order minimal child support.
Q. How can I get child support started on non custodial parent if don't want to go through childsupport office..
A: Yes, you can start child support through the superior court. First, file a petition for child support in the county where the father resides and ask for a temporary hearing on support. Second, the sheriff will attempt service of the petition on the father. Third, the court will schedule the temporary hearing to start the support. Thereafter, a full hearing will be scheduled and the court will issue its final order.
Q. How can I get my child support to stop coming out of my check? I've never been behind. They graduated in may of 2014.
A: File a petition to modify child support. The court will issue an order stopping the deductions. In the petition, you may want to consider including a request for a refund for the payments she received after June 2014.
Q. I have been separated from my husband for 4 years, I have 2 children within the marriage that are not his I reside in GA
A: You have to make a good faith search to find your husband. You will have to certify with the court the attempts you made to find him. I strongly recommend you consult with local counsel to determine your obligations regarding the search. Once a good faith search has been made, and you or your attorney certifies your attempts, a judge may grant you permission to serve the complaint by publication. Again, consider consulting with local counsel first. After the consultation, you may feel comfortable handling it by yourself.
Q. The father of my children and I are not married. Can I leave the state with the kids ? Without his permission?
A: If there is not a custody agreement, you can leave the state without his permission.
Q. Do I need to file for back child support if the other party went to prison and is out now, but not paying child support?
A: Yes, if there is an order that required him to pay until your son reached 18, he is not relieved from paying back child support simply because your son is 18. File a petition for contempt to recover the funds he did not pay you under the order. You should include that time he spent in prison. The payments should not have stopped during that incarceration period unless the court relieved him of paying. You should consider hiring an attorney in the county where the original order was issued.
Q. Is there a way that the parents do not have to deal directly with each other?
A: Submitting the vacation time to lawyers or a mediator could get very expensive. Have you tried e-mail? If not, try that first. Another possiblity is to have a trusted family member communicate with him via e-mail or by phone. Also, to avoid some problems, you may want a more detailed parenting plan that sets forth times and dates for vacations and holidays. This may decrease the problems.
Q. What is an hourly rate for a Estate admin/PR? Estate is in Maine. I am in Georgia.
A: You should post the question as if you live in Maine. Each state and each attorney's rates are unique. Therefore, a Maine attorney would be the proper person to ask.
Q. My ex-husband picked up my 2 children for a regular visit and now refuses to return them.
A: First, hire an attorney. It is so important you do this immediately. If you cannot afford an attorney, file an emergency petition for contempt and request an immediate return of the children. I assume the order that gave you custody is still the current order. In cases like this, the police may be available to get involved if you show them the order that gives you custody of the children. This may be your first option. However, many times, the police don't want to get involved and often direct parents to the court for a resolution. You can also seek to obtain a writ of habeas corpus. Again, you should obtain an attorney who is located in the county that issued to order to determine if this is the proper procedure.
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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
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Pick the right size law firm for your budget, needs, & timing. Solos provide personal service & lower fees, but may not provide ultra speed— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) August 21, 2015
For civil matters take your time finding an atty. Many people think it's a race. Take more than 2 days to make this important decision.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) August 20, 2015
You can say the same thing about any ranking, survey, or opinion poll. There are pay to play, friends ranking friends & quid pro quo surveys— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) March 18, 2015
Consumers-Look at atty lists w/a cautious eye! Glut of best-lawyer lists-Are they worth the trouble? http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/glut_of_best_lawyer_lists_has_marketers_asking_whether_theyre_worth via @ABAJournal— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) March 18, 2015
@ABAJournal They shouldn't be allowed to treat adopted kids differently from birth kids.Would they re-home birth children like dogs?Shameful— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) December 16, 2014
States start to crack down on parents ‘re-homing’ their adopted kids http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/states_start_to_crack_down_on_parents_re_homing_their_adopted_kids via @ABAJournal— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) December 16, 2014
Insightful remarks. Browns Player Offers Thoughtful Rebuke After Police Union Slams T-Shirt Protest @TPM http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/andrew-hawkins-response-tamir-rice-protest— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) December 15, 2014
Fired manager is awarded $186M in preg. bias suit against AutoZone http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/fired_manager_is_awarded_186m_in_pregnancy_bias_suit_against_autozone via @ABAJournal Case took 8 yrs to get to trial.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) November 20, 2014
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