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. 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. 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.
Q. Can my ex husband cut child support in half when our son is spending time with him for the month in summer?
A: I am licensed in DC and Georgia. In either jurisdiction, unless the order allows your ex to decrease child support during the summer, he must comply with the order. If he fails to pay child support when due, file a petition for contempt.
Q. I filed for a default if the judge denies it, will there still be a court date? if not what should be done?
A: It's up to the judge. He or she can order the person to file an answer, can move forward to schedule a conference with the parties, can issue a scheduling order, or can schedule the matter for a final hearing. The order ruling on your motion should instruct you on what will occur next.
Q. If i dont have custody can i get in trouble if i dont take my son back to his care givers at this time
A: It doesn't matter what your son wants at this point. Follow the court order. It will harm your position, and possibly the transition schedule if you don't follow the schedule.
Q. How do I get papers saying I have sole custody?
A: In Georgia , f he never legitimated the children or obtained joint custody, you have sole custody. You don't need papers. For unmarried couples who have children, the mother has sole legal and physical custody unless the court orders otherwise.
Q. Can I leave the state with my kid if I have full custody and her dad isn't involved?
A: If he hasn't legitimated the child, he is not the legal parent. Therefore, you can leave the state without notifying him first. However, Georgia has jurisdiction of all child custody/visitation issues, including legitimation for six months. So, it doesn't stop him from legitimating the child in Georgia after you leave.
Q. Do I have to pay child support if my daughter doesnt live w/her dad?
A: You have to pay until the court relieves you from doing so. You can file a petition to modify child support because your daughter lives with someone else. If you stop paying support without a court order, you run the risk of having the father file a petition for contempt against you. It will be much faster if the two of you can file in court a consent petition to modify child support. The judge may require the two of you to pay child support to her sister. The court will determine the appropriate distribution between the two parents.
Q. Me and my boyfriend of 11 years want to get married but he owes back child support will I go to jail if doesn't pay ?
A: In short, no. You cannot be held liable if he does not pay child support. Indirectly, of course, you may be held liable. If he doesn't pay child support and winds up in jail, if you don't want your husband to remain there, as his wife, you will pay the support to free him from jail. This is may be true if his license is taken away.
Q. How can I get my bankruptcy case number
A: If you can't get on PACER, and you don't have an attorney, contact the clerk of the court for the particular court where your bankruptcy case was filed. Do an internet search to find the number to the clerk's office.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: THE MCGILL LAW FIRM, LLC
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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
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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