Your immigration status can have a direct impact on your ability to live and work in the United States and be around the people you love. At the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C., we are committed to fully understanding our clients’ immigration issues and goals and accomplish this by offering a one-time paid consultation with no further obligation to retain the firm. During this consultation, you will get to know us and learn about what your potential immigration options may be. Some of the things that you can expect our attorneys to do during your initial consultation include the following:
- Thoroughly evaluate the specifics of your circumstances as they relate to immigration law;
- Answer any questions that you may have regarding your immigration case;
- Advise you about any immigration benefits to which you may be entitled;
- Develop an immigration strategy that will maximize your chances of meeting your goals; and
- Provide you with an estimate of your legal fees and discuss any billing arrangements or payment plans that may be available..
There are Some Things that will NOT Occur during your Consultation
There are certain things that some potential clients seek during a consultation that we cannot provide. For example, Attorney Goldstein will not review your immigration documentation for completeness and accuracy. If you would like to handle your case by yourself, Attorney Goldstein cannot provide you with advice or instruction on how to represent yourself.
Consulting with an Attorney Does NOT Create an Attorney-Client Relationship
Our attorneys would be honored to assume the privilege of providing you with legal advice and representation. It is important to understand that consulting with a lawyer at our firm does not mean that you have become a client. If you choose to hire our firm and our firm accepts your case, we will request that you sign a written representation agreement that defines the scope of what we will do, legal fees, and other terms and condition. Again, simply meeting with our attorneys does not create an attorney-client relationship or any obligation on our part to provide any services or representation other than the consultation itself.
Generally, we charge a fee of $200 for an immigration consultation, and this fee is credited towards your final bill in the event that you decide to retain the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C. to handle your immigration case within 7 days of our first meeting. We are available to consult with you via phone, email, Skype, or any other form of virtual meeting. You can pay your consultation fee with any major credit card, with a money order, or in cash. We are unable to accept personal checks for an initial consultation.
In some cases, we may offer a free consultation for corporate clients such as employers.
In-Person and Virtual Consultations with Immigration Attorneys in Los Angeles
We are able to meet face-to-face with potential clients in our downtown Los Angeles office. In addition, we maintain an office in downtown Boston, Massachusetts to allow us to represent clients on either coast. When at all possible, we prefer to meet with our clients in-person in order to get to know them and discuss their case. In our experience, this method of reviewing an immigration case allows us the best opportunity to fully evaluate your situation and understand your immigration goals.
We understand, however, that coming into our office may not always be convenient or possible. For this reason, we offer our potential clients immigration consultations by phone, email, instant message, Skype, or any other method that meets your needs. While we would like to have you come into the office, one of our immigration lawyers will be able to carefully evaluate your situation and thoroughly explain your legal rights and options regardless of the type of consultation you choose.
What to Bring to Your Consultation
In order to get the most out of your consultation, you should bring as much documentation as possible about your immigration issue. The more information we have, the better we can evaluate your options. If you have difficulty communicating in English, please bring an interpreter with you. Hablamos español. In addition, if your immigration matter involves your marriage to a United States citizen, we request that you bring your spouse to the consultation.
Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney to Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to schedule a consultation with an experienced Los Angeles immigration attorney, call our office today at (213) 262-2000.