Generally, our office is pleased to offer complimentary initial consultations.
We want people to have a honest evaluation of their realistic options and the ways in which we can help. Sometimes, we may have to tell people that we cannot help them. We will always provide you with an honest evaluation based upon our legal expertise in this area.
However, there are a few instances where we will have to charge for a consultation.
Consultations involving Complex Issues and/or Fact Patterns
We do have to charge to consult on complex cases that will require considerable legal research or document review and/or in-depth legal analysis in order to really provide you quality advice. Examples of types of cases that might fall under a paid consultation category include:
- Cases that are on appeal; and/or
- You are already represented by another attorney and looking for a second opinion; and/or
- Cases that involve criminal convictions and/or charges
Consultations for DIY Review
Alternatively, if you have chosen to prepare your own immigration paperwork but you would like to get a professional legal opinion on a specific issue or point before filing, we will charge a consultation fee.
Once we take a look at your matter, we will let you know if it can be covered by a complimentary consultation or not.