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Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, is an important resource for the immigrant community in and around Louisville, Kentucky. We help obtain visas for many purposes, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, work visas, student visas, tourism visas, spousal and family visas for current family members, and marriage or fiancé visas for families who are still trying to …
In order to qualify for a non-immigrant employment visa, your potential employer must usually file a non-immigrant petition on your behalf with United States Custom and Immigration Services. Non-immigrant employment visa applications are complex and require in depth knowledge of the process. A Lexington non-immigrant employment visa attorney can help you with your case.
A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must obtain a visa. A non-immigrant visa is for a temporary stay. Temporary worker visas are for people who want to come to the United States for employment lasting a set period of time, and are not considered permanent. A skilled non-immigrant employment visa attorney can help discuss your options.
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.
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.
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.
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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