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
Directory Practice Areas
- 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. I jointly own a house in MD. I want to sell the house but she dosent. Can I force the sale?
A: You may be able to force a sale in a partition action. It all depends on the type of ownership you have in the property. Hire an attorney to advise you in the matter.
Q. Someone acted as me in court without me knowing. What steps can I take?
A: Yes, ASAP, retain an experienced family law attorney to open the matter and obtain evidence of the fraud on the court. The judge in the family law matter may notify the district attorney to open a criminal matter once you prove in court you were not present during either hearing.
Q. If i live in maryland and me and my girlfriend have custody but not thru the courts can she take my 2 year old son to
A: Maryland will have jurisdiction of the matter up to six months after she leaves the state. The court will determine if she must return. A temporary hearing may be required to resolve that issue. I strongly recommend you find local counsel and file to legalize the child and to obtain custody/visitation as soon as possible. It is logistically better to file and serve her before she leaves the state.
Q. My 11yr son mother wants to change his name to her married last name. Do I have a right to say no? We were never married
A: Have you legitimated your son? If not, and you want to oppose the name change, now is the time to file a petition for legitimation and file the objection. If you have already legitimated your son, file the objection. You may want to schedule a meeting with an attorney to discuss your options in full, including legitimation, the name change, and formal visitation.
Q. I have been asked to sign a Selection and Consent which includes agreement to OCGA 53-12-261. what does this mean?
A: In brief, ocga 53-12-261 gives the trustee broad powers with limited liability for certain matters. The selection and consent is exactly that, you agree to the selection of the trustee or administrator and consent to to same. It is very important that you take the documents to an experienced trust and probate attorney in your area before you sign the documents to discuss your rights and what you are waiving by signing the documents.
Q. Can I sign over my parental right while im incarcerated for non-payment
A: One has nothing to do with the other. Therefore, you may still be obligated to pay child support even if you sign over your rights. If you want to see your child, file for legitimation, if you haven't done so already, and ask for regular visitation. You can still establish a relationship with your child even if you are in prison. The court will determine if you qualify for visitation based upon your record.
Q. Is it legal to marry your non blood cousin in Georiga.
A: Legally - yes, you can marry.
Q. Are there any laws that prevent the father from seeing and spending time with his child?
A: You have to provide information. Are you married to the mother? Were you married to the mother and there is a custody/visitation order? If you were never married to the mother, you have to legitimate the child and seek visitation/custody in court. One an order has been issued, you can enforce visitation should the mother seek to interfere with your access to your child.
Q. My spouse wants a divorce & will be taking my kids far away from me
A: You should hire an experienced local attorney to form a stategy that fits your budget, needs, and schedule. This should be done as soon as possible before she moves. Even if you oppose it, if the court determines it is in the best interest of the children to be with the mother 400 miles away, it will allow the children to move with the mother.
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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 Fees on an Unsuccessful Matter
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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Please see my answer on @Avvo to: I feel that my friend is setting me up http://rpx.me/1/s5jt— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) April 19, 2014
Please see my answer on @Avvo to: Is it true only lawyers tens to receive "flat fee" from attorney t... #ethics http://rpx.me/1/e5jt— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) April 19, 2014
BBC News - Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated http://t.co/D1fqbou2Vv - the results of no regulation & what some want to do here!— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) April 18, 2014
For new civil matters, if you don't already have a good atty, it isn't wise to retain an atty before you interview 3? experienced lawyers.— Paula J. Mcgill (@AttorneyMcGill) April 16, 2014
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