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Old 09-23-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I am an US citizen and planning to family based green card application for my wife. Could you suggest good family based immigration attorneys in
Dallas Fortworth area.

Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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Unless you expect specific problems with your case and application, it's pretty easy to do yourself, would save you a lot of money.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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Hanh Duong is Great.

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Attorney Firm: Duong & Associates, PLLC
Attorney Name: Hanh Duong
Address: 1204 North Jofey Lane, Suite 106
Carrollton, TX 75006
Attorney Phone: 214-752-2999
Attorney Fax: 888-750-2371
Attorney Email: minhjw(at)aol.com
Attorney Title: Member
Practice Areas: Business Law; Contracts; Criminal Law; Family Law; Immigration; Labor And Employment; Personal Injury
College: University of Minnesota, B.S.C.S., 1985
Law School: Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1999
ISLN: 914652784
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Check Matindale-Hubbell and Avvo.com for attorney reviews.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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Unless you expect specific problems with your case and application, it's pretty easy to do yourself, would save you a lot of money.
Filling out the paperwork is one thing. One very tedious thing.
It's quite another to move it through the system. A good immigration attorney is worth every penny. After waiting 4 years with no sign of progress, we paid an attorney $1200 to help us with our daughter-in-law's green card application, and it was approved 2 months later. That was in another city/state; I don't have a local recommendation for the OP.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Jack Kim.

Immigration Attorney Dallas specialized in Immigration Case – US Visas ...

Did a great job helping a family member get legal status, and I'm sure they'd agree it was money well spent.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Filling out the paperwork is one thing. One very tedious thing.
It's quite another to move it through the system. A good immigration attorney is worth every penny. After waiting 4 years with no sign of progress, we paid an attorney $1200 to help us with our daughter-in-law's green card application, and it was approved 2 months later. That was in another city/state; I don't have a local recommendation for the OP.
Well, I've recently gone through the process myself and I was basing my post off of that.

I immigrated on a K-1 visa which was the adjusted (I-485) once I married my wife.

I realize the petition for someone you're already married to is slightly different, but based on my experience, I'd save my money unless there were reasons to suspect the application would be troublesome.

When my (then) fiancé applied for me, I think it took roughly 6 months before I had my interview (and for various reasons we actually dragged our feet a little at several points during the process), the K-1 was approved on the spot (again, I realize what the OP is asking about might be a little different), from the date I applied for my AOS to the time my green card was approved was 2-3 months.

If the OP needs a lawyer, I'm sure one or more of the recommendations he's gotten will work out, but if the OP thinks he needs a lawyer in every immigration case and is just hesitant to start the process him/themselves, I wanted to point out that it's relatively straight forward as long as you read everything 5 times and fill everything out truthfully.

Frustrating, yes, impossible, not at all.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Well, I've recently gone through the process myself and I was basing my post off of that.

I immigrated on a K-1 visa which was the adjusted (I-485) once I married my wife.

I realize the petition for someone you're already married to is slightly different, but based on my experience, I'd save my money unless there were reasons to suspect the application would be troublesome.

When my (then) fiancé applied for me, I think it took roughly 6 months before I had my interview (and for various reasons we actually dragged our feet a little at several points during the process), the K-1 was approved on the spot (again, I realize what the OP is asking about might be a little different), from the date I applied for my AOS to the time my green card was approved was 2-3 months.

If the OP needs a lawyer, I'm sure one or more of the recommendations he's gotten will work out, but if the OP thinks he needs a lawyer in every immigration case and is just hesitant to start the process him/themselves, I wanted to point out that it's relatively straight forward as long as you read everything 5 times and fill everything out truthfully.

Frustrating, yes, impossible, not at all.
This. You don't need an attorney to get a green card for a spouse; it's actually pretty straightforward.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Coppell, TX
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I did the process for my husband. Very, very easy, just read the instructions carefully and you're good to go! based on friends experiences attorneys are needed if something is not good there are tons of blogs about it. Moderator cut: See Comment If you don't have any issues, its pretty simple.

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 10-11-2011 at 05:28 PM.. Reason: Sorry, Per ToS, new members must have at least 10 posts before posting recommendations.
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