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Should I Pay for a Consult With an Immigration Attorney?

If you are going through the immigration process, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork and processes involved – especially if English is not your first language. 

Understanding the information that is required is very difficult. Many times, even the smallest errors could cause tremendous consequences on your immigration process.  Sometimes errors can result in extremely costly correction measures, and sometimes the errors are not able to be fixed at all.

The best thing that you can do to help navigate the immigration process and keep it moving along is to pay for an initial consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. The attorneys at Virguez Law are experts in immigration law. They work very closely with clients to ensure that the immigration process goes smoothly and is done correctly. At Virguez Law, our clients are our number one priority. 

The first thing you want to do if you are thinking of hiring an immigration attorney is to set up an initial consultation. You’ll find that some law firms offer free consultations while others charge for an initial consultation. But, free is not always better, especially when it comes to high-stakes immigration processes. 

Immigration law is complicated, and the best immigration attorneys tend to charge for an initial consultation. You are paying for years of experience. In addition, they will take the time to give you valuable advice about your case. Law firms that offer free initial consultations for immigration cases often have you meet with the paralegal rather than a licensed immigration attorney. Also, even though you may not be charged for your initial consult, you most likely will end up paying for the cost of the consultation one way or another through different fee structures.

Let’s take a look at why it is so important to schedule an initial consultation with an immigration lawyer.; and why it’s often better to pay for an initial consultation rather than schedule a free consultation.

1. Speak to a Licensed Immigration Lawyer

When you pay for an initial consultation at Virguez Law, you will ALWAYS speak to a licensed immigration lawyer. This is extremely important. Many law firms that offer free initial consultations for immigration cases will have you speak to a paralegal or sales associate, and not an experienced immigration lawyer. 

Paralegals cannot give you legal advice. So when you choose a free consultation with an immigration firm, you often have limited time to share information about your case with a non-attorney, who is not authorized to advise you on your case. 

At Virguez Law, we know that immigration law is very complicated, so you will always speak directly to a licensed immigration lawyer who can give you options on your case. You can use this information to decide if you should hire an immigration lawyer. 

2. No Obligation

When you schedule an initial consultation with our immigration attorneys at Virguez Law, you will have the opportunity to share the important details of your case. The attorneys at Virguez Law will provide you with valuable information that you can use to make an informed decision on whether or not you want to hire us. You are never obligated to use our firm just because you scheduled an initial consultation.

3. Get Valuable Information for Your Case

During an initial consultation with an immigration attorney, you will have the chance to discuss the details of your case. Your attorney will explain the different options available to you. Clients are often relieved to know that they have options. This is also when an attorney can provide an estimate on the cost of your case.

4. Time

Pay for an initial consultation with a licensed immigration attorney, so you have TIME to explain your situation. During this time, the attorney will offer feedback, so you understand what is involved in your case. If you get a free consultation, and it is actually with a licensed attorney, the chances are your time will be very limited. You want your consultation to last long enough that you can share the history of your case and get feedback. 

When you pay for an initial consultation with an immigration attorney, you are paying for an attorney’s time and experience. If attorneys offer free consults, they take time away from existing clients.

5. Find Out How Much an Immigration Attorney Charges

Not all immigration cases are the same. Unless you schedule an initial consultation with an immigration attorney and explain the in-depth details of your case, it is difficult to determine how much it will cost to hire an immigration attorney. At Virguez Law, we consider many factors to ensure that our costs are fair.

We look at how far you are in the immigration process; your family situation; criminal and immigration history; and any obstacles you may face. Remember that the costs of immigration lawyers vary by city and state. In a state with a high cost of living, you may pay more for an immigration attorney than you would in a rural area. At Virguez Law, we charge a fair rate for immigration cases and always give our clients the attention they deserve.

The immigration process can be overwhelming. Our licensed immigration attorneys at Virguez Law are experts in immigration cases. You’ll find that our staff is kind, helpful, and have your best interest at heart. Remember that you get what you pay for; and paying for something as important as your immigration status is very worth it.

If we can help you in any way or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our immigration lawyers at Virguez Law, please call our office at 678-300-0000.

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