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
281 Questions Answered

Q. If you are already paying child support thru child support recovery set by them how do I go about getting set visitatio
A: He has to go through Superior Court in the county where the child resides (assuming the child is in Georgia) and legitimate the child, if that hasn't already been done. The friend can seek visitation in the same action he seeks legitimation. Nobody has to hire a lawyer in family court matters. However, it would be wise to consult with one beforehand. After the consultation, he can make the decision about whether he should hire one for the matter.
Q. when i take my childrens dad to court for childsupport can he ask for joint custody although he never did anything
A: He can always ask for joint custody after he legitimates the children. It does not mean he will receive it. Oftentimes, this threat is made for the sole purpose of scaring gullible mothers into not seeking child support. Get child support. The children deserve it. Moreover, even if you don't seek child support, he can always seek custody or visitation, after all he is the father. Unless he is a dangerous criminal or some other loathsome person, he can always obtain some sort of visitation, at the minimum. \Nevertheless, at their young age and his prior non-involvement, it is highly unlikely he will obtain primary physical custody of the children.
Q. Help
A: Read the order. If the order gives him primary physical custody, he can take the order with him, call the police, and have the police accompany him to pick up his children. Moreover, if the mother is violating the order, the brother can file a contempt action and seek to modify the current order because of the distance.
Q. What rights does a landlord have to enter my home?
A: More information is needed. If you are the landlord, why do you want to enter the rental property? If you are the tenant, why has the landlord entered the rental property? What does the lease state about the landlord's right to enter the property.
Q. My ex husband and i have joint custody on our daughter. She's 14 now and wants to live with me. He won't let me see her.
A: You need to file a petition for contempt if your ex husband has failed to comply with the current visitation order, and a petition to modify custody. You should retain counsel for this matter.
Q. How can I make sure that any back child support my kid will receive will go to him after he has turned 18?
A: Unless the mother agrees, you cannot. BACK child support is for support the mother of your child already incurred. It has nothing to do with the fact he is 18.
Q. I have a tenant at will who has not paid rent, how do I go about eviction?
A: Yes, you should consult with an attorney. However, many residential landlords handle the initial filing on their own. Depending on where you are located, the magistrate court may have a preprinted form for you to complete and form. In fact, many courts have those forms online. There is a general dispossessory form that can be used in all magistrate courts in Georgia. It's on the Georgia Magistrate Court website. However, before you file the form, you may still want to consult an attorney to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the form, review the do's and don'ts while you wait for your date, and discuss what to expect once you are in court. The main don't is do not lock out the tenant or remove the tenant's property.
Q. The house we rented was sold. Moved to another rental with the same landlord but didn't sign a lease, are we mth to mth?
A: A lease is for a specific property. Unless, the lease specifically allows you to transfer the lease to a different property or you have a verbal agreement with the landlord for a specific time for the new property, you are month to month if you pay your rent on a monthly basis. If you have a verbal agreement with the landlord, it is strongly suggested that you put the terms in writing so there are no misunderstandings about the agreement in the future.
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.
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