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Rhoda Dryer
Dryer, Dryer & Alarcon, P.C.

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

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866-660-9679

Representing Clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
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We are one of the first law firms dedicated exclusively to the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law in Westchester County, New York. Our practice is devoted to helping individuals and businesses large and small meet their immigration objectives. Put our vast experience to work for you. We serve clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. We have …

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Davidson Law Group, PC

Citizenship Lawyer | New York, NY

516-231-8861

We Are a Full Service Family and Employment Based Immigration Law Firm. Let Us Use Our Extensive Knowledge and Experience to Move You Forward with Your Immigration Needs.

Dana T. Davidson, Principal of Davidson Law Group, is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated* attorney with 25 years of experience. With offices in New York City and Glen Cove, Long Island, the firm focuses exclusively on all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including employment based immigration, family based immigration and matters involving consular …

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Lightman Law Firm

Citizenship Lawyer | New York, NY

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212-643-0985

Speak to Our Experienced Immigration Attorneys to Help You Navigate the Complex US Immigration Process. Protect Your Rights. Get Help With Deportation, Asylum, Visa Issues and More

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Nichols Law Offices, P.L.L.C.

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving New York, NY

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315-350-3906

21 years making a difference for each client - Experienced, Lead Counsel Rated, Avvo 9.6/10 (Superb), Top Attorneys of North America.

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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 York 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.

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

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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