4 Ways To Make An Immigration Consultation Worth Your Time

If you are currently in the process of any legal processes for immigration, whether it be complications with your green card, student loan visa, or something else, then you will definitely want to consider talking with a lawyer like those at The Law Office of Israel S Hernandez, PLLC. Many times, these lawyers will provide a free consultation. Here are four ways to ensure that this consultation will be worth your time:

  1. Choose a Lawyer You Would Want to Work With: A free consultation definitely won't be worth it if you are meeting with a lawyer you don't even want to work with. You need to be sure that they have experience working on cases that specifically relate to yours. You also need to be sure that they have an outstanding reputation and have won their cases in the past. You won't be able to gather enough evidence of this just by meeting with them for a consultation. You actually need to find a lawyer that you feel comfortable working with based on their experience and then meet them in person to determine whether or not you are truly satisfied with how they will handle your case. 
  2. Put Together Documents:  You should not arrive at your free consultation empty handed. If you do this, it can be difficult for your lawyer to determine the specifics of your case. This means that they won't be able to provide a general idea of how your case will be handled. However, this can all change once your lawyer gets their hands on all the right documentation. 
  3. Ask Questions: When you are dealing with legal issues related to your immigration, you need to come prepared with questions. Most likely, you have a lot of them, which is why you need the advice of a lawyer in the first place. When you have an idea of what you need to do to proceed with your case and how it will be handled, the stress of the situation can seriously be reduced. 
  4. Talk About Pay: Finally, you aren't going to be able to determine whether or not you can work with the lawyer you are having a free consultation with unless you talk about pay. Some lawyers will expect payment up front, which you may not be able to afford. In this case, you will want to work with a lawyer that allows you to make payments for their services throughout the length of the case. 

When you know these four ways to make the most of your immigration consultation, you can be sure that you are not wasting your time or the lawyers, but are instead making sufficient progress in your case.