Your first meeting with an immigration attorney is an opportunity for you to:
Sometimes at the consultation appointment, it doesn’t take long to determine what your best option is. When this happens, the attorney can quickly move on to explaining the process, answering your questions, quoting a fee, and sending you a contract to get started.
Some consultation appointments are more complex, and the attorney will ask many questions about your family, employment, and any criminal history. We may also need to review your immigration records – if you already have them, great. Please send them before the appointment so we can make the most of our time. If not, we can help you obtain them.
The more information you share with us in advance, the better we can help you!
If you go to a doctor, she can assess your needs more quickly if she has your past medical records. She may need to run test to diagnose your problem and recommend the best solution. It’s the same with an attorney. We can analyze your problem and find a solution quicker if you:
You’ll notice during your consultation that the attorney will not answer other calls or work on other cases. You will have her full attention. The fee ensures that the attorney and her team are compensated fairly for their time and expertise.
If you hire Attorney Axelrod for your case within 30 days of the consultation appointment, she will credit the consultation fee toward your initial payment (for cases with a legal fee of over $2500).
A “quick question” often has a complex answer, or requires complex analysis to get to a simple answer. An hour consultation ensures that we have enough time to properly analyze your case, answer your follow-up questions, explain the process, and quote a fair legal fee.
Yes, if we offer you a contract and you sign up within 30 days. This offer is valid for cases with legal fees of at least $2500.
At this time our consultation appointments are by phone or Zoom (videocall). Our team often works remotely, and we value the safety of our clients and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We do meet with our clients in person for court hearings, interviews, and other sensitive conversations as needed.
Our system accepts credit cards and debit cards for the consultation fee. If you do not have one available, you may buy a prepaid VISA card at a local store. Once you are an Axelrod Immigration Law client, we are also able to accept bank transfer, checks, and money orders, as well as cash from local clients.