Choosing the right immigration lawyer for you is important and choosing affordable immigration lawyers is equally important.
Finding affordable immigration lawyers can seem like looking up at Mount Everest. You are making one of the most important decisions in your life and you need help. Immigrating to the United States is a real challenge, but not impossible. Here are some helpful tips to help you along the way:
1. Find out all fees ahead of time.
If a lawyer has experience in your type of case, he should be able to estimate how much your case is going to take. However, it is important to take into consideration the biggest mistake that can be made in your search. That mistake is bargain hunting for affordable immigration lawyers. Choosing based on price alone can result in an unexceptional and indifferent lawyer. The same works on the other end as well; some more expensive lawyers are as unexceptional as the others, they just charge out the nose. Find out what you need for finances, but don’t forget what kind of investment in your life you are making. Considering fees and finances are vital, but so is choosing the best lawyer for your case.
2. Find out if the lawyer or law office is familiar with your kind of immigration case.
Immigration law is a specific area of law practice and it has multiple sub-specialties. Learn what kind of cases the lawyer has experience in so that you aren’t both learning as you go.
3. Find a lawyer with a good “desk side” manner.
You want someone with whom you will feel comfortable sharing confidential matters and who will listen to what you are going through. You want a lawyer who will give you a caring ear and yet will be tough and fight for your case. A good immigration lawyer needs to have it all: “desk side” manner, case-fighting ability, as well as someone who will not be so aggressive as to be overly abrasive to the officials from whom you need to receive favorable services. You will know after a single consultation if a lawyer is for you.
4. Build a relationship with your lawyer.
Your visa is the first step in building your new life in the United States and as it is with many important journeys in life, you rarely take just one. You have a high probability that your first step will not be your last in dealing with USCIS and you will want someone you can rely upon through familiarity and trust.
Understandably, this is a somewhat stressful time for you. You are trying to get your documentation in order and you may even feel pressed for time to get things done. But, the good news is there is much to be excited about when you have the right immigration lawyer on your side. So it is worth your time to choose well.
If you need help with your search for affordable immigration lawyers, call (404) 892-8300 to schedule a free consultation.