If you need an immigration attorney, chances are you are feeling stressed out and exposed about your existing immigration situation. The concept of being separated from your household, or your sponsor stopping by mid-way through the procedure can keep you up during the night. These are reasons some individuals are fast to select a lawyer without appropriately vetting them. Although there are plenty of great immigration attorneys to pick from, there is many bad ones. Picking bad immigration attorneys can have harmful repercussions on your case and modify your life permanently.
When picking an immigration lawyer to represent you in your case, ensure that you do not succumb to any of these misleading techniques. Great immigration attorneys will not make pledges about results or be too excited to take your case. They do not pretend to be a superhero. Continue reading to discover 5 warnings signs to watch out for when employing an immigration lawyer.
1. Too Eager To Take Your Case
If your attorney accepts your case over the phone without understanding any or all the details, you might have a bad legal representative. If they sound like a salesperson, making pledges of a green card, this is not the right lawyer for you. Likewise, if the lawyer offers a quote over the phone without understanding the information of your case, the quote will likely be incorrect. At some point, the lawyer will either need to request more compensation, which will distress you and trigger mistrust with your attorney, or the legal representative will need to cut corners in preparing the case since you were undercharged.
2. Assures 100 % Success
Often when individuals are employing an attorney, the very first thing they ask is “what exactly are my odds?” Individuals employ lawyers due to the fact that they are desperate, not familiar with immigration law, and want to avoid a bad result. Lawyers have understanding and experience to offer a viewpoint about your case as soon as she or he has actually examined the specifics with you. Nevertheless, if she or he is making assurances about the result of your case, such as, “I assure you will get you a green card at the end of this,” she or he is lying and cannot be relied on. A lawyer can only make a guarantee of the quality of the work and the dedication to you and your case.
3. No Family, No Problem
In order to obtain a green card or long-term residence, U.S. immigration law states you should have direct ties to the United States. This is either through a close household relative or in some circumstances, an organization can sponsor you for a work visa. If you do not have anybody to sponsor you in the U.S., however your lawyer states that is not an issue and you can still get a green card, she or he is lying and you need to get another legal representative. Odds are the lawyer will aim to submit an incorrect asylum claim for you. Although it might work initially, and you might get a work license, ultimately you will wind up in deportation procedures for scams.
4. Where’s My Lawyer
If you met and talked to an attorney whom you trust and employed to manage your case, you ought to have the ability to have access to and contact with them frequently. Nevertheless, if you are being mixed around from attorney to paralegal, and then to another legal representative, this is a bad indication. This might suggest that the law office is messy, in chaos, or that there is high turnover in the company, all which are bad indications. Likewise, if you cannot get your lawyer to email or call you back within a sensible timeframe, or she or he is constantly hectic or at lunch, this is a warning. A lawyer ought to constantly be obtainable to you.
5. It’s All About Money
Another warning that your lawyer may be unprofessional is if she or he requests for cash upfront. Other than for a preliminary assessment charge, a lawyer should never request preliminary payment. A great lawyer ought to set out a strategy for your case and you will have the opportunity to officially accept their proposal prior to any cash being paid. Be leery of any lawyer that takes your cash immediately. Likewise, you need to have the ability to get any cash paid to the lawyer back for work that was not finished. If the lawyer declares that they can not pay it back, this is certainly a warning.
When it’s time to work with an immigration lawyer, odds are you are feeling desperate and filled with stress and anxiety. However, it is very important that you put in the time to speak with numerous immigration attorneys to discover the best one for your case. Davis & Associates are extremely proficient and educated immigration attorneys that put in the time to discuss the information of your case and set reasonable expectations for you. If you have concerns or wish to talk to an immigration lawyer, call Davis & Associates today.
About Davis & Associates:
Davis & Associates is the immigration law firm of choice in North Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and surrounding areas. Their attorneys provide expert legal counsel for all aspects of immigration law, including deportation defense, writs of habeas corpus and mandamus, family-sponsored immigration, employment-sponsored immigration, investment immigration, employer compliance, temporary visas for work and college, permanent residence, naturalization, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals. Attorney Garry L. Davis is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.