Clients frequently ask this question during a first time consultation with my office: “do I really need a lawyer for this?” I love this question and think everyone who has an immigration matter should first consider this question. Immigration has the potential to profoundly impact your finances, future earning potential and your family’s future. Thus, it is important to handle the matter correctly from the beginning and avoid spending additional money, time and the mental stress of having to “fix” an issue that was improperly handled.
Here are my top three reasons to work with a lawyer on your immigration matter:
You do not understand a question on an immigration application
- You have a criminal record of ANY kind, and
There is a fact or circumstance that you believe may interfere with your application.