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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog.
Directory Practice Areas
- Business Law
- Family Law
- Employment Law
- Landlord Tenant
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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- This Year: 6th
- Last 30 Days: 13th
- Last 7 Days: 201st
- Overall: 149 Answers
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Q: Can text messages between my children and their mother be used as evidence in a custody case if I own the phones?
A: If the text messages can be authenticated, yes, the court may let them into evidence to show she violated the order.
Q: Do i need to continue child support if child is hs grad (19 yrs) and making $500 gross wk; lives with parent/step-parent
A: If the New York court order states you have to pay until the child turns 21 or is emancipated, you must continue to pay child support until released by the court. The court may decrease your child support obligation based upon changes in income. If he still lives with the other parent, emancipation is not an issue.
Q: If my husband leaves and he is the only one working how do I pay the bills
A: You may be entitled to spousal support, and if you have custody of the children, you will be entitled to child support. You should visit an attorney in his/her office to discuss this further. If you reside in the Atlanta metro area, I am available to meet with you.
Q: After 32 years of marriage does my husband pay alimony
A: It all depends on a number of factors including: (1) whether you were a housewife during the marriage and for how long; (2) the relative education levels; (3) the relative earning capacities; (4) the ability for you to return to the workplace; and the length of the marriage.
Q: Does it look bad if I am the first one to have a separation agreement drawn up even if it's my husband who wants the div
A: You should seriously think about getting an attorney. Even if you cannot pay, your husband may be ordered to pay for all or a portion of the fees. In addition, if you have been a housewife for 8 years, you may be entitled to alimony. Don't short change yourself. Even if you don't want to hire an attorney, you should consider sitting down with an experienced attorney in an initial consultation to discuss your rights. Finally, to answer your question, no it won't look bad if you are the first to draw up a separation agreement. However, you have to be careful with the terms you propose, you may be held to a bad agreement you drafted without an attorney.
Q: Can I submit a motion for a directive verdict in my divorce in Gwinnett County, GA. We have no assets & no kids.
A: More information is needed. Did you file for divorce? If so, what grounds? Has she been served? Has she filed an answer? Did she state any defenses? You may not have assets, but do you have liabilities together? Is there a dispute regarding who gets the marital residence? For instance, who gets to live in the apartment and who pays. Therefore, your question cannot be answered without more information.
Q: Paying alimony to exspouse residing in Alabama. We were married in Alabama. Paying for over ten years. What can be
A: Moving to another state does not stop alimony. However, it may change jurisdiction. I recommend you take the divorce to any attorney to determine your rights. Each order is written differently. Therefore, an attorney cannot properly advise you without reading the divorce decree.
Q: Is it right for an employer to issue a warning due to absences to an employee and then terminate that employee
A: It all depends. If you aren't covered under FMLA or other disability laws and you're an employee at will, you can be fired for any reason that is not otherwise covered by the law. Based on the information you provided, it does not appear you are protected. However, more information may change this answer.
Q: What step do I need to take to have mykids mother return back to New York.After she was told not to leave bythe courts.
A: File a motion for contempt. The court should issue an order to force her to return through arrest or otherwise. The court may also change custody and give you full custody. With that order, you can go the police in the state where the children are located and demand return of the children.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
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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 Rights of a Widow to Sell the Marital Home (MD) I bought a used car in MD and within 24 hours it is making noise can I return it and get some money back
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