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Paula Jeanette Mcgill

Atlanta Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. My mother passed 14 months ago. Her husband was listed in her will as Primary Devisee. Do my sister and I have any legal rights

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Loraine M. DiSalvo
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    5. Richard Michael Morgan
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    7 lawyer answers

    At the minimum, you should pay for an initial consultation with an experienced attorney who is used to handling will disputes. A years' support entitles the surviving spouse to support from the estate. This will decrease the value of the net estate. Moreover, there are assets that may have been transferred to her husband upon her death. As a result, those assets are not considered part of the estate. You would have to examine the will to determine if she left any assets to you. In...

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  2. If my case goes to trial, what kind of questions will I be asked? Only about the case itself? can I ask WHY I am being asked?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Michael Lewis Marley
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    More information is needed regarding the type case. If a question is ask that is objectionable, you object and the judge will determine if you should answer it. No, you cannot ask the attorney why they are asking you a question. You should take a pro se primer on the rules of evidence. Otherwise, the trial will be very frustrating to you.

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  3. Should i wear a business suit to superior court (name change, pro se)

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Alfred Fargione
    2. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    3. Thomas Richelo
    4. Drew Norman Early
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Good question. You should always look professional when you go in front of a judge. You'll be surprised the people who show up to court for important matters as if they're going on a picnic in the park (jeans, flip flops or sneakers and beat up tee shirts). A name change goes realtively fast and is a basic legal process. Therefore, if you are a man, dress pants, dress shirt and tie are fine. If you are a woman, skirt or business pants with a blouse, jacket, and pumps are fine.

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  4. Is it true that the more medical treatment you receive, the value of your case increases as far as how much money you receive?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Mary Denton Lewis
    4. Sam Louis Levine
    5. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    It is not NECESSARILY true that the value of your case increases as you receive more medical treatment. The medical treatment must be necessary and related to the claimed harm. Moreover, if it goes to trial, the jury places a value on the case. It can, of course, give you an amount that is smaller than or equal to the amount of your request. The same is true with settlement. Most defendants will not settle for an amount that includes unnecessary medical treatment. If the settlement...

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  5. During depositions, the opposing attorney said that documents from my employer to the EEOC are not admissible in court, why?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    3. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    4. Justin G. Randolph
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with both attorneys' answers. In addition, you should keep in mind the documents may or may not be admissible at trial. However, they probably certainly discoverable. If you insist on representing yourself, you should know the difference between what is discoverable and what is admissible at trial.

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  6. What is the advantage to having a "legal" separation as opposed to the couple simply living separately?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Aisha Blanchard Collins
    4. Myra Chack Fleischer
    5. A J. Williams
    5 lawyer answers

    Each state is different, which is why it's important to obtain information from an attorney who is licensed in Georgia. In Georgia, there isn't a status called "legally separated." However, you can file for separate maintenance. Many issues can be resolved in that process, including who is responsible for certain bills, and who will remain in the residence. If the spouse fails to pay a bill he or she is ordered to pay, the other spouse can seek court intervention to force payment. You...

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  7. Can a child under 12 call the custodial parent to pick them up during non-custodial parents' parenting time?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    3. Craig Bernard Mitchell
    4. David Ivan Bliven
    5. Lee Alan Thompson
    5 lawyer answers

    It is apparent from your set of facts that your daughter has issues with the step siblings, among others. The NCP should speak with the law guardian about the problem and suggest therapy. Like many children with "new blended" family members, there may be problems with adjusting to this new situation. Therapy may go a long way in resolving the problem.

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  8. Filed for amicable uncontested divorce in GA, have to file for Final Hearing within 30 days but am moving to FL. What now?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Adrian Kaspar Pritchett
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, once you move, put in a change of address. This will ensure you'll receive all court notices and orders. The change of address is filed with clerk of the court and a copy sent to your husband (his attorney if he has one). The judge will decide if you need to appear in court for any hearings. Under the court rules you can request to appear by phone for pre-trial and post-trial proceedings. It is up to the judge to deny or grant the request.

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  9. Divorce custody. I am dealing with a very corrupt judge. Opposing counsel is very powerful and threatens my lawyers to throw my

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. Steven P. Kuhn
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult with sevearl experienced attorneys who are used to practicing family law in Kings County. Your perception of the judge is probably wrong. However, it is clear you have lost faith with your current attorney. Interview several experienced family law attorneys, discuss your concerns with them, and hire the one who you feel will work with you. However, you are likely to frighten attorneys with your current stance. Most attorneys don't want to work with clients who believe...

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  10. Divorce, I want a divorce. I cant get my wife out of the house..We fight constantly.She doesn't pay for any bills towards the

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    3. David P. Badanes
    3 lawyer answers

    You said in the last sentence that you hired a lawyer to make up the papers for you. So, your lawyer should answer all these questions. If you don't trust your lawyer to answer these questions, you may want to hire another more experienced lawyer who you can trust to answer all your questions about your divorce (those in your question and those that may come up in the future.

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