Paula J. Mcgill

Paula J. Mcgill

  • Landlord Tenant, Business Law, Family Law...
  • District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New York
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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
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Associate
Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)
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Associate
Wallace King Marraro & Branson
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Associate
Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)
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Education
University of Pennsylvania
J.D. / Law
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Kennesaw State University
MBA / Finance
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Emory University
B.B.A. / Finance
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Legal Answers
253 Questions Answered

Q. The child lives in Ga. The father is trying to file for custody in Ny. What are ga laws on where he has to file?
A: The mother should get a local NY lawyer immediately to have the case dismissed. If the child has lived in Georgia more than six months prior to the father filing for custody, Georgia should have jurisdiction.
Q. Can a father file for Child Support if hes listed on the birth certificate and the child lives in his home?
A: The father should do everything at once to protect the child's future. File for legitimation, child custody (seek sole legal and physical custody) , and child support all in one proceeding.
Q. my x spouse after 15 yrs of paying child support is req an increase. I do make more $ now and have 2 add children. right
A: You should think about retaining an attorney, especially if she has one. Also, the court will consider the fact that you have two younger children. It is unlikely that there will be any argument that will allow the custodial parent to increase child support because the child wants a car. A car is a luxury.
Q. I am a father and I need know what are the steps to get custody of my son? I wasn't married to my ex.
A: You need to legitimate your son if you haven't already and file for visitation or custody. This is filed in the county where your son lives. The Defendant/Respondent is the mother.
Q. Can a property manager file eviction if your lease has ended? Shouldn't there only be a late fee?
A: It all depends on your lease and whether you paid rent for the new month. If your lease automatically renews to month to month or longer if nobody terminates the agreement, you have to continue to pay rent in accordance with the lease. If you do not, the landlord can file a dispossessory. If the landlord gave you a proper nonrenewal notice and you continue to remain on the premises, a dispossessory can be filed to remove you from the property.
Q. Can the courts in Ga make childs father spend time with her for example get her every weekend?
A: You can file a petition for child support without having him obtain visitation. Courts normally don't order visitation time unless the noncustodial parent requests it.
Q. ex has my children for summer visitation,he said he doesnt have to pay child support while they are with him? Yes or no?
A: Unless the court relieved him from paying child support in the order, he has to continue to pay. As a result, if he refuses to pay, file a motion for contempt.
Q. Can a Georgia landlord request more money after retaining security deposit for repainting walls?
A: When did the landlord request more money, after you left the premises, or before?
Q. My question is can a tenant in GA unilaterally withhold rent in liu of delay in AC repair?
A: In Georgia, a tenant takes a significant risk by withholding rent. Also, he hurt his case by refusing to buy an a/c and deduct it from the rent. When you file a dispossessory, he can file a countersuit. At the hearing, the judge may decrease the rent for the month he did not not have a/c. The safest thing he could have done was to pay the rent and then sue for the decreased value of the lease. Nevertheless, the court has the descretion to reduce the rent, give you the judgment for the remainder, and require the tenant to leave the property (evict).
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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