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Consultation & Legal Service Fee Policy

Immigration cases are complex for a variety of reasons.  First, the law is complicated and ever changing.  No two cases are the same because everyone's story is unique, and there is no such thing as a simple immigration case.

An intending Immigrant's past history of visits/entries into the US, his/her current and past memberships in groups or associations,  prior countries they've lived in, and work or activities they've been involved with all factor into an Immigration analysis as these will affect the outcome of the case.

A good immigration lawyer cannot give you the proper advice without getting all the relevant information to know your story.  For this reason, a typical consultation lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. The reason we charge fees for consultations is because it takes a considerable amount of time to get all of the important information that we need to properly evaluate your case.  Remember that incorrect advice in Immigration law has serious consequences for you and your family member/employee which could, at worst, result in the arrest and/or Deportation of the applicant from the United States.

 What Happens During a Consultation? During the consultation, an experienced immigration lawyer will discuss all aspects of your case, identify the best strategies for achieving your goals, estimate the chances of success, and explain the relevant timeline, fees, and process that apply to your particular kind of case.

Are Consultations in Person Only? No. Consultations may be in-person, over the telephone, or by video conference.  Payment for the consultation fee must be made before the scheduled time of the consultation.  No refunds will be made once the consultation begins, although we will honor a refund request made more than 24 hours before your appointment.  If you need to reschedule your consultation, you must do so more than 24 hours before your appointment, and you must reschedule within 30 days.

Once you schedule an appointment and make the payment. we will ask that you please submit any documents you may want us to review in order to better assess your case PRIOR to your consultation so we can make sure to honor your time.

What Happens After the Consultation? Please understand that by scheduling a consultation, there is no guarantee that Orbit Law, PLLC will accept your case.  The consultation fee is not refundable if we do not take your case because there are many cases that we simply cannot accept for ethical or other reasons

If we agree to accept your case, and you hire us to begin working on your case within 30 days of your consultation, we will credit the consultation fee toward our services.  When you schedule a consultation with us, you can be assured that you will leave with honest and accurate answers to all of your questions—regardless of whether you hire us. 

FLAT FEE PRICING WITH PAYMENT PLAN OPTION: ALL cases are charged on a flat fee basis so there is no surprise billing once you hire us. In some cases, we may need to charge extra for services like credential evaluation, expert opinions and professional translations, etc. All such pricing that is additional to the flat fees for legal services will be communicated to you PRIOR to us starting work in these matters. In addition to the flat fee pricing model, we also offer payment plans for those who may need help to afford legal services to ensure everyone has access to competent legal counsel.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at (206) 623-3352. We hope to have the opportunity to be of service to you soon.