Informed Review & Consent!

Photo of Jay Pritzker PavilionThanks for taking the first step. Clients seriously interested in my services should schedule an intensive appointment or teleconference. This can last over an hour.  I depend upon clients, who place a reasonable value on my time as an experienced legal professional.  It takes time to reasonably investigate and research, then advise immigrants. The law is complicated, so I try to uncomplicate the law to make advice simple, but clear.  Both appropriate and questionable immigration options are discussed, when requested.

Opinions are based upon our extensive experience and knowledge of immigration law and procedure.  One appointment may be all that is required.  Prepaid legal fees and expenses are often the custom. However, we are sympathetic to the needs of clients; reasonable and timely payment plans are part of the immigration practice.  Unfortunately, at times the D.H.S. is not as reasonable.

Our office accepts American Express, Discover, Visa and Mastercard credit cards. We charge $250 for an appointment or teleconference. This fee is more often subtracted from the “intended fee.” Usually, the quoted “intended fee” is all is charged for attorneys fees.  However, there are those with unusual situations or facing exceptional delays.   Ask about our holiday discounts!

The one hour time frame for an appointment or teleconference makes a big difference.  Unlike a 15 minute free consultation, it allows me to complete a thorough review. I can provide exceptional immigration advice, while presenting and explaining confusing immigration and visa laws. Often, coffee, donuts, and a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer,  with little explanation, is just not enough. The “why me” and ‘how does law or processing work’ questions require more time and dedication to the client relationship.

If a client seems to qualify for a visa, then I carefully explain the procedures and processing risks (doctors refer to this as “informed consent”).

I recommend whether it is worthwhile to apply now or delay until an appropriate opportunity exists at law. I also discuss what to do in an immigration emergency.  Most clients have the right to appear before an immigration court.  They should insist on a hearing!  Clients may qualify in the future, but can ruin opportunities by filing too early, committing fraud, and/or refusing to make a reasonable commitment.

Attorneys fees may vary based upon the facts disclosed by a client.   The discretion and experience of a considerate practitioner makes a difference.  Sometimes, a client’s fears are unreasonable and an overreaction.  Attorneys fees ‘should suggest’ the amount of actual risk and effort involved in the work.  Instead, our office quotes ‘expected fees,’ while creating attorney accountability with a reasonable fee ceiling, which often proves unnecessary.  That’s the Dixler difference!

(c) 1998-2018 by the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler, all rights reserved.  The above is general information not meant to be legal advice and may not apply to all; we recommend appointments with experienced and ethically considerate immigration attorneys.

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