Do you want to immigrate to Houston? An immigration attorney can help you get there. But not all immigration attorneys are the same, and not all immigration attorneys in Houston will be equipped with the experience, knowledge and resources to handle your application or your case. If you want to hire an immigration lawyer, arm yourself with the following questions to learn whether they are right for you and your case before you go ahead and hire them.
Questions to ask an immigration attorney
Question 1: Ask the attorney how often you can expect an update on your immigration case. While you may have to wait for an application to be processed, you shouldn’t feel like you’re waiting alone. Ask how often you will get updates and how “available” the immigration attorney will be when you need to ask them a question.
Question 2: Ask if the attorney has any references. You may not be able to speak with past or current clients directly as that can violate their confidentiality. But you can ask to see testimonials, thank you letters and reviews.
Question 3: As if your case will be a failure or a success. Anyone who guarantees you success is lying, as they cannot possibly do so unless immigration fraud is involved. A good immigration lawyer will be able to explain your chances to you based on their experience and knowledge.
Question 4: If the attorney is a part of a larger law firm, ask if they or another attorney will be the one handling your case. You may not work directly with the first attorney you meet with, nor might you always work with the lawyer whose name you’ve seen advertised.
Question 5: Ask how much their services cost. You are entitled to know in advance, and an attorney who acts defensive or secretive about their services and their value is not really one you want to be working with anyway.
Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.