Questions to Ask When Meeting With an Immigration Attorney

Learn which questions to ask when you meet with an immigration lawyer.

Meeting with an immigration lawyer can be stressful. The United States' immigration laws are often complicated, and its policies change constantly. While attorneys are here to help you, it's important to use their time wisely. Learn more about which questions you should ask during a meeting.


How Can a Lawyer's Experience Help Me?

This question, though broad, allows you to hear an attorney's tactics and success rate with similar cases. It also tests their performance under pressure and how quickly they can think on their feet. Every immigration case is unique, and an experienced attorney should be able to adapt quickly.


How Does My Case Compare to Others?

Being nervous before an immigration trial is completely normal. Sitting in a courtroom while your fate hangs in the balance is a daunting feeling. Don't be afraid to ask your lawyer about what they think about your situation. They will be honest in saying what they're confident about while also voicing their concerns. This will help you understand what to expect.


What Exactly Am I Paying for?

Hiring a lawyer will cost money, but you get what you pay for. Seasoned attorneys spend years studying the relevant laws and statutes to become experts. Make sure you and your attorney have a conversation about your financial situation and their hourly rates. Ask about what happens if you can't pay midway through the case and come to an agreement with your lawyer.


What Is My Case's Timeline?

Immigration cases can take months or years, depending on your circumstances. Ask your attorney what to expect and what you can do to help move the case along. Leaving the office with clear objectives in mind will make preparing for your immigration hearing easier.


The Law Office of Alexander R. Vail specializes in immigration services, from naturalization to family reunification. Alex Vail and his team are devoted to representing you and have years of experience handling cases in Las Vegas. If you or a loved one needs an immigration lawyer, call (725) 221-5998 or contact us online today.


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