Q: should i seek a new attorney for the adjustment or stay the course.?
Attorney lack of adequate preparation cost us $2K and panic travel. We have our K1. Should we stay with him through adjustment process or find new attorney?
A: You should always feel comfortable and confident working with an attorney. If you are having doubts as to their abilities or costs, I would recommend that you have an honest conversation with that attorney to allow him/her to address your questions and concerns. If you are still not feeling good about the attorney after that, you are probably better off trying to find a new attorney. Best wishes!
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This is a very personal decision. You definitely want to be represented by an immigration attorney who you trust, and who will be fully prepared.
A green card through marriage to a US citizen is the most common way to become a permanent resident. The spouse of a US citizen is an “immediate relative”. This means that there is no limit on the number of people who can obtain green cards through marriage to US citizens.
The US citizen starts the process by submitting a form I-130 visa petition on behalf of his/her spouse. If the spouse entered the US lawfully, he/she can file for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) at the same time and get a green card without having to leave the US.
Helpful information for those seeking a green card through marriage is available at:
* Tips on How to Prepare for Your Green Card Marriage Interview
* Green Card Marriage Questions
If the marriage is less than two years old when the green card is granted, it will expire in two years. The couple must submit a form I-751 joint petition during the 90-day period prior before the expiration of the green card. This way, the foreign-born spouse can obtain a ten-year green card.
A: You may want to interview other attorneys to have a better understanding of your past experience. This may help you decide if you feel comfortable continuing with your current representative or hire a new one. The green card process is stressful and costly enough; and ideally you want to move forward with the second part of the process at ease and comfortable with your legal representative.
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