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Lee & Garasia, L.L.C.

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Bernardsville, NJ

Se Habla Español

732-516-1717

Chair, NJ Bar Association Imm. Section
Chair, American Imm. Lawyers Assoc-NJ

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Law Office of Eric M. Mark

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Bernardsville, NJ

973-826-2303

Call Now and Speak Directly with Attorney Eric Mark for Assistance with Your Immigration Matter. Two Convenient Locations in both Essex and Bergen County.

In immigration matters the accused is often fighting an uphill battle. The outcome can never be guaranteed and all the pressure and stress is on the person who stands to lose the most. For that reason I hold nothing back. Each client is my most important client. Every client has my cell phone number and can call me at anytime with questions. I have several offices and try …

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Shulman Law Group LLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Bernardsville, NJ

Se Habla Español

973-602-7420

Former Chairman of American Immigration Lawyers Association. Featured in Newsweek Magazine as Top Immigration Attorney. Rated as a Best Lawyer & Super Lawyer. Spanish Spoken.

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Dornbaum and Peregoy

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Bernardsville, NJ

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Listed in "Best Lawyers in America," Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, New Jersey Magazine "Top Lawyers" and Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers

The New Jersey based Immigration Law Firm of Dornbaum & Peregoy is considered one of the preeminent U.S. law firms with a practice limited to immigration and nationality matters. Our special emphasis is on employment based immigration. Dornbaum & Peregoy enjoys a national reputation and regularly and expertly handles multi-state matters nationwide. Dornbaum …

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

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

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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