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Law Offices of Bernard Sidman

Citizenship Lawyer

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818-643-1952

Serving Businesses and Individuals With Immigration Solutions

Bernard obtains immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for prominent entertainers, models, high tech professionals, journalists, investors, and international business clients. As a result of the large number of clients that Bernard represents in the TV and film community, he received the honor of being the only immigration attorney to be accepted as a full voting member of the …

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Law Offices of Adam Green

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Glendale, CA

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866-716-4854

20-Plus Years Exclusively Practicing Immigration Law

Each day, immigrants from all over the world pursue the dream of American citizenship. Unfortunately many immigrants lose their opportunity for U.S. citizenship because they lack proper legal representation. As a skilled California Immigration Attorney, my office handles a variety of cases governed by USCIS in California and across the nation, including: Permanent residence …

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Law Offices of Judith L. Wood

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Glendale, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

213-986-8801

Highly Respected, Winning Cases for Women Who Have Suffered Persecution Throughout the World. We Speak Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

Each day, immigrants lose the chance for legal status in the U.S. because they lack proper legal representation. When you hire the Law Offices of Judith Wood, you will get the best possible advocacy. As skilled Los Angeles Immigration lawyers, we have more than twenty years of experience handling complex immigration cases. We have won asylum for applicants from many …

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U.S. Law Center

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Glendale, CA

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Se Habla Español

951-371-0027

U.S. Law Center is a Full-Service Immigration Law Firm Providing Corporations, Businesses and Individuals with a Full Range of Immigration Processing and Placement Services.

The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. From Southern California offices in Orange County and Riverside County, our attorneys travel throughout the United States to meet with our clients. We attribute our …

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How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen is an important step in many people's lives. There are multiple ways to become a U.S. Citizen, including: being born in the United States; acquisition at birth; deriving citizenship through the naturalization or U.S. birth of a parent; posthumous citizenship through death while on active duty service; after 3 years of lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S citizen, or 5 years of lawful permanent residence (along with other requirements).

Do You Need Citizenship Lawyer to Become a U.S. Citizen?

There are many naturalization and citizenship programs that you may fall under and every naturalization program has its own eligibility requirements. When applying for naturalization, some issues may make you ineligible, such as criminal arrests or convictions, selective service compliance, good moral character, lengthy absences from the United States and false claims to citizenship. It's best to consult with a Glendale immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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