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Top Five Things to Look for When Hiring a Business and Family-Based Immigration Lawyer

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If your immigration situation is complicated, or if you simply don’t have the time or confidence to prepare the forms yourself, you might benefit from the help of an immigration lawyer. Although it’s not mandatory to hire an immigration attorney when filing for citizenship or a green card, having an experienced lawyer can help clarify laws to make sure that all of your paperwork is filled out and submitted correctly.

If you’re facing an immigration-related legal issue such as deportation, you’ll also want professional legal help. It’s always good to ask your immigration lawyer as many questions about your case as you can because it can help them understand your end goals better.

If you’re looking for a business and family-based immigration lawyer, here’s a list of the top five things to look for.

1. Years of experience in the field.

More often than not, the longer an attorney has been working in the field, the better they are. Even so, it’s important to make sure you’re hiring someone well versed in this area of law. It could be a couple of years or many. The more questions you ask, the more familiar you become with their range of experience.

Find out if their practice is limited to business and family immigration or if the firm is handling several areas. With changes being made rapidly and more frequently now, it’s important for your attorney to keep abreast with the ever-changing immigration laws. You want someone who knows immigration law inside out.

2. Exceptional quality of work.

Find an attorney who is qualified and experienced, with a great portfolio. Your lawyer should be knowledgeable and up-to-date on the legislation. Additionally, your lawyer should also have the necessary networks and most relevant resources available in the area.

3. Accessibility to the attorney.

Find out what is the best way for you to get in touch with your attorney in case you have any queries and concerns. The best thing to do here is to ask your lawyer about timelines. Immigration cases might take time depending on the nature and severity of the case. Even the lawyer at times may not be able to give you the answer you want. But you need to be able to have open lines of communication between you and your lawyer so that there is no unnecessary anxiety in waiting for results.

At LAW IMM, we have clients across the country and even overseas, yet, we emphasize the personal touch and encourage in-person meetings, unlike other firms that do not have as much day-to-day contact with their clients. As a personal service law firm, we like to interact with clients directly as much as we can. We also pride ourselves on prompt turnarounds for all petitions and believe in keeping our clients informed every step of the way.

4. Prompt service.

You should have a clear understanding of how your immigration lawyer plans to proceed with your case. They should be able to tell you everything you need to do including what documentation is required, the organization of documentation, and how long they believe the process will take, based on their prior experience. An experienced lawyer will be prompt in handling the case efficiently and will constantly communicate with you and the progress of the case.

5. Ability to keep clients informed about case status or additional documents that may be required by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).

An excellent immigration attorney will ensure that you understand all the processes and procedures necessary for applying for a visa or a green card. They help you with your applications, can answer your questions, and ensure that everything is submitted on time.

If you’re looking for business and family-based immigration lawyer in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, North Virginia, Texas, or California, reach out to LAW IMM. We provide legal services with primary practice areas in immigration, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential closings, and trusts and estates. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to monitor developments in immigration law and regulations and to maintain a constant communication link with our clients. We also assist clients in handling consulate processing issues that arise abroad. In addition, our firm routinely represents clients concerning U.S. Department of Labor compliance issues and audits. To learn more about the services we offer, please click here. To get in touch with us, please click here.