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Lee & Garasia, L.L.C.

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Newark, NJ

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732-516-1717

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

Law Office of Eric M. Mark

Citizenship Lawyer | Newark, NJ

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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 …

Dornbaum and Peregoy

Citizenship Lawyer | Newark, NJ

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866-745-6194

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 …

Shulman Law Group LLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Newark, NJ

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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.

Immigration laws are complex and difficult to navigate and the slightest procedural mistake can set you back. When you are facing immigration issues, you need the attention of a knowledgeable attorney with wide ranging experience in immigration law. You may want help uniting your family in the United States, or criminal or non-criminal deportation defense. Perhaps you have …

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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 Newark 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.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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