Top Metairie Citizenship Lawyers Near You

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Shelby Law Firm

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

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225-366-8945

If You Are Looking For a Lawyer Who Understands the Challenges You Face While Respecting the Personal Issues Involved in Complex Immigration Legal Proceedings, Contact Us Today.

At the Shelby Law Firm, we are a team of diverse attorneys dedicated to providing quality customer service and excellent legal representation. We take our responsibility to our clients very seriously. As approachable, dedicated lawyers, we make sure our clients understand their legal options, so they can make the best decisions for their future. Understanding the urgency …

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The Law Office of James A. Graham

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

Free Consultation

504-702-6921

Our Firm Focuses in Protecting the Rights of Immigrants. Call Today for Help.

Divorce and Family Law matters are often very stressful and emotional. This is your family, and your life. For these sensitive matters, you need a compassionate attorney that will work closely with you, educating you on your legal rights and options regarding these matters. Our firm is passionately committed to assisting you with legal matters such as divorce, child custody …

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Immigration & Nationality Law Group

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

Se Habla Español

504-517-0989

We Focus our Practice Solely on Immigration and the Many Issues that Surround it, Primarily those Relating to Employment

The legal team at Immigration & Nationality Law Group focuses on providing skilled representation to businesses and individuals in need of assistance with immigration related matters. Founding Attorney Kristie L. Bowerman represents clients from around the world. Her clients have included Fortune 100 and 500 companies, professional sports teams; a recognized, …

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The Immigration Law Firm of New Orleans

Citizenship Lawyer | Metairie, LA

504-931-5355

Experienced Attorney Focused Solely on Immigration Law.

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Metairie Citizenship Information

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 Metairie immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Citizenship Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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