Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I make an appointment, and do you charge a consultation fee?We encourage you to call our office at 713-314-5853, contact us online or by e-mail to schedule a consultation with the attorney. The consultation fee is $200, and covers a comprehensive meeting (either in-person, by phone or videoconference) up to 1 hour long, as well as light research, if necessary. We will credit your initial consultation fee towards the last payment in the case if you retain our services for the same matter within 30 days of the initial consultation.
- What documents, if any, should I bring to the initial consultation? Please bring any documents that prove your identity, date and entry to the United States, as well as any prior immigration cases. If you have a criminal record, please bring any documents regarding the charges against you and the resolution of the criminal matter, if available. If these documents are not available to you, we may be able to assist you in obtaining them.
- Can I do anything in order to get the most of the consultation? We recommend that you write down any questions that you may have in advance of the consultation.
- Can you tell me over the phone how much the case will cost without going through the initial consultation? Unfortunately, we don’t quote prices for legal representation via e-mail or over the phone without conducting a comprehensive consultation. Each matter is different, and a specific fact or facts may determine which process, if any, is appropriate for you, as well as how much work it requires.
- What forms of payment do you accept? We accept payment by personal check, wire transfer, credit card (excluding American Express) and cash. For telephone consultations, payment may be made by credit card at the time of the consultation, or by check or wire transfer in advance of the scheduled consultation.
- How do I become your client? The initial consultation with the attorney does not create an attorney-client relationship. You will become the firm’s client only upon retaining us to represent your matter after signing our Attorney-Client Agreement.
- Once I retain your office, who is the direct contact person for my case? Any questions about your case will be directed to and answered by the attorney.
- What are your office hours? Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during which, we meet clients by appointment only. When necessary, we do our best to accommodate our clients’ schedules.
- I don’t live in Texas. Can you still represent me? Yes. As immigration law is federal, an attorney in one state may provide representation on immigration matters throughout the United States.