The consultation fee is a non-refundable retainer for legal services and will be applied to the total cost of legal fees on most cases when the firm is retained to handle your immigration case. If you have a general question concerning U.S. immigration law and how it applies to your circumstances, consultation by e-mail is fast and the law firm, in turn, answers in less than 24-hours.
Please remember that although the law practice is located in the state of Florida, the firm represents clients throughout the world in U.S. immigration matters.
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Bank-to-bank Wire Transfer – You can arrange to forward your payment via wire transfer by selecting this option through PayPal wire-transfer services. Instructions and transfer codes will be sent directly to your e-mail address.
Cash – In-office consultations may be paid by cash.
WHAT IS A CONSULTATION?
Our initial consultation involves processing information in Three Phases: During the First Phase, the licensed immigration attorney whose practice is devoted exclusively to immigration law inquires about your background and particular set of facts and needs. In the Second Phase, the attorney analyzes your case by applying current U.S. immigration law against your set of facts. In the Third Phase, the attorney discusses your immigration options, and presents a time-line of events necessary in order to fulfill your expectations.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A CONSULTATION?
A consultation is an excellent investment for anyone contemplating a petition for employment or family-based matters including: a change of status within non-immigrant categories, “dual-intent” petitions, fiancées, family members, or citizenship. Others who may benefit are those who are currently out-of-status or who may have violated the terms and conditions of their visas. No matter what your immigration goals are, a consultation should be the first step in your case; a consultation supplies you with critical information and on-going changes in U.S. immigration law to ensure that you are taking advantage of all available opportunities and to avoid unnecessary delays.
OUR CONSULTATIONS INCLUDE:
– Evaluation of your immigration goals, with emphasis on analyzing and explaining all available options, and development of a custom solution for you. Requirements for immigration can be complex and are always subject to change.
– An estimate of the time and expense involved in your specific case. Most often, the firm’s fees are fixed and are based upon the application of U.S. immigration law against your particular goal. When the firm quotes a fixed fee for legal services, you have our assurance that fees will not escalate beyond the amount of the quote.
– Consultation conducted live on the Internet with free Internet telephone software which you can download on this site. Of course, consultations are always available by telephone.
1) The consultation can be conducted via standard telephone connection. Or,
2) The consultation can be conducted by e-consultations via e-mail or on-line through the Internet.
As a service to distant users, the firm offers several communications options to you including Skype, Microsoft Netmeeting and MSN Messenger. The firm has an extensive encrypted fiber-backbone data network with the ability to share documents and discuss them with you during our on-line consultation sessions. The information you provide to the firm is held strictly confidential and will never be disclosed without your consent.
Under attorney ethics rules, even limited answers to questions may create an attorney-client relationship. That relationship ends with an answer (although attorneys remain bound by client confidentiality rules). No permanent attorney-client relationship can be created until you sign an attorney-client agreement with our firm.
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