If you or a loved one would like to come to the United States, it’s likely in your best interest to work with a good immigration lawyer. The process is intense, intimidating, stressful, and complicated. One mistake may prevent you or a loved one from entering and/or living and/or working in the United States.
Now everytime I write an artical like this one I have people ask me why tell potential clients how they can find an immigration attorney other than you? The reasons are simple and clear. First, our office provides a high level of client service, we can only help a limited number of people. Second we are not the best fit for everyone. Before we accept a new client they are reviewed for the legal services they request and their compatability with our office. When we accept a new client we are doing so with the understanding that we will be available for not only this immigration matter, but any future matter as well. We want to make sure we are a good match for the client.
How to Find a Qualified Immigration Attorney Nutshelled
It’s important to work with an attorney who focuses his or her legal practice on immigration law. To find a good immigration attorney:
- Ask friends, family, neighbors, and community members for a personal referral.
- Ask the local bar association or professional advisors (such as general practice attorneys, estate planning attorneys, CPAs, or financial advisors) for referrals.
- Google (or use your favorite search engine) and search “How to Find a Good Immigration Attorney”.
- Chat with each potential attorney and hire whomever you feel most comfortable with.
How to Work with Your Immigration Attorney
Here are some hints that will help your attorney get the job done right and in a timely manner.
- Provide all documentation requested as soon as possible.
- Disclose all relevant information and, if in doubt, error on the side of disclosure.
- Be completely honest with your attorney, remembering that your attorney will keep everything you tell him or her confidential.
- Follow your attorney’s direction. If your attorney asks you to do something, be sure to do it and do it in a timely manner.
- Let your attorney know if your contact information or any information included on your immigration forms and applications changes.
- Read up on your immigration matters so you understand your attorney’s direction and know what questions to ask.
- Jot down your questions and concerns, so when you discuss the matter with the attorney you will get all of your questions answered.
Get Good Immigration Legal Advice
If you (or a loved one) are looking for a qualified immigration attorney, you are welcome to contact our office and schedule an in person meeting, or if you live outside the Cincinnati area a telephone meeting.
Immigration is a very specialized area of law; be sure your attorney focuses his or her practice on immigration and helping people like you. We focus our practice on immigration law and helping people visit, live in, go to school, and work in the United States. We especially love bringing families together and helping foreign nationals start a new life, even become U.S. citizens. You can reach us at 513-793-6555 or Thomasjr@geygan.com. Your next step is to contact us.