Paula J. Mcgill

Paula J. Mcgill

  • Landlord Tenant, Business Law, Family Law...
  • District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New York
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Summary

Attorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable 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 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends. 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, Cobb, Rockdale, and Newton Counties. Similarly, if you are located in Maryland (Baltimore, Prince George's County, or 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 pmcgill@mcgilllawoffices.com. You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog to obtain more information at mcgilllaw.blogspot.com.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Divorce
  • Consumer Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Small Claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide free 10 minutes initial consultations by phone or e-mail.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
Georgia
Maryland
New York
Professional Experience
Managing Member
The McGill Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Associate
Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)
-
Associate
Wallace King Marraro & Branson
-
Associate
Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)
-
Education
University of Pennsylvania
J.D. / Law
-
Kennesaw State University
MBA / Finance
-
Emory University
B.B.A. / Finance
-
Legal Answers
273 Questions Answered

Q. I recently went to court with landlord and instead of seeing the judge we opted to mediate I have a court document that
A: It's impossible for most attorneys to provide meaningful advice if documents aren't available for review. As a result, you need to take the mediated agreement and any e-mails you have with the landlord about this new amount and to an attorney. Some attorneys require office visits. Others can handle the matter by phone if the documents are faxed or e-mailed first.
Q. if i had my child for 3 years in the state of Georgia can her mother take her from me when she wants to?
A: It all depends. Have you legitimated the child if you were never married to the mother? Is there a custody order in place? If you were not married to the mother at any point and you have not legitimated your daughter, the mother has full legal custody of the child and can take her. The best thing you can do is file for legitimation and custody.
Q. I have a 2 month old and he signed the birth certificate, I want to move to NC from GA, but he won't let me take the her
A: If he hasn't legitimated the child, he has not standing at all. Moreover, if there isn't a court order regarding custody, you have sole legal and physical custody. Therefore, at this point, he has no standing to object to your move. Moreover, even if there were a custody order, the father would not have absolute veto power to prevent you from leaving with the child. The court would decide if it is in the best interest of the child for the two of you to live in NC.
Q. I have a son by married man. He provide for him financial support that we agreed upon. He don't want to visit my son or
A: Many parents pay child support without having contact with their children. Visitation isn't directly tied to child support. You should strongly consider filing for child support. The support will be based on many things, including his income and whether he has other children. Once he is on child support, if he fails to pay in accordance with the support order, he can be held in contempt.
Q. Can my landlord withhold my deposit for painting the house as well carpet cleaning from normal traffic
A: It all depends. Most leases require the carpet to be cleaned before vacating. Painting is another issue. If the landlord has to repair holes in walls, the would have to paint that wall also. If you have children who draw on walls, of course he has the right to charge you for painting those walls. If he is trying to have you pay for painting the entire house just because the house needs a fresh coat of paint, you can challenge his charge.
Q. We filed for divorce and it is still in progress. My ex wont let me spend time with my son.
A: If you were married when the child was born, both of you have custody of your son. So, the police officer was dead wrong. In any event, the best and safest way to obtain regular visitation or custody is to request a temporary order that addresses this matter. The order will remain until a final order of divorce has been issued. File a motion with a proposed temporary parenting plan.
Q. I need to know if I can file Legitimization paper work and ceasesupport by myself
A: The law allows anyone who is competent to represent themselves in court in civil matters if they want to do so. Many court clerk offices have forms online to get the matter started.
Q. A tenant's washing machine flooded the unit - is the Tenant responsible for paying for the clean-up/repairs?
A: If you are the landlord and it was her washing machine, you have strong case to sue her for damages as a result of her malfunctioning equipment. She should have renter's insurance. This is why many leases require tenants to have insurance for problems such as this.
Q. Is it legal for father to take kid from mother, who she lives with, without being court ordered?
A: You didn't provide essential information. Are you married to the father? Is there a child custody and visitation order in place? If you're married to the father and there is not a child custody order in place, both of you have equal rights to the child. If you were never married to the father, he has not legitimated the child, and there isn't a child custody/visitation order in place, you have full custody of the child. He has no rights to visitation or custody. Regardless of marital status, if there is a child custody/visitation order, that document controls. If he refuses to return the child you can take the order to the police to regain custody. If the police refuse to get involved, you can go to court to hold him in contempt.
Click here to see all answers
Social Media
Contact & Map
ATLANTA, GA
1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
USA
Telephone: (678) 353-3217
Fax: (202) 747-2882
Stone Mountain, GA
925 Main Street
Suite 300-36
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
USA
Telephone: (770) 367-1234
Fax: (888) 808-1605
COBB COUNTY OFFICE
2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
USA
Telephone: (678) 353-3217
Fax: (202) 747-2882
GWINNETT OFFICE
5425 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
USA
Telephone: (770) 367-1234
ROSWELL/ALPHARETTA
300 Colonial Center Parkway
Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30076
USA
Telephone: (678) 353-3217
Fax: (202) 747-2882