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The Law Office of James A. Graham

Citizenship Lawyer | New Orleans, LA

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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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Shelby Law Firm

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving New Orleans, LA

Free Consultation

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 Immigration Law Firm of New Orleans

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving New Orleans, LA

504-931-5355

Experienced Attorney Focused Solely on Immigration Law.

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Immigration & Nationality Law Group

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving New Orleans, 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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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 New Orleans 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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

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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