If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with immigration attorneys Grace Chisholm or Stephanie Aretz, please contact Aretz & Chisholm Immigration at (303) 495-2013. You can also contact the law office through the online form on the contact us page. If you are unable to come to our office location, you may request to schedule a pre-paid telephone consultation. The cost of an initial consultation is $120.00, and is collected at the time of consultation. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa, or cash, check, or money order.
We are scheduling consultations to review young people’s eligiblity for the new Deferred Action program, being launched by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services on August 15, 2012. See our blog to learn more about the requirements, application fees, and process. Cases will be worked on by our office on a first-come, first-serve basis, so schedule your consultation today to begin preparation of your documentation! Call 303-495-2013.
What You Can Expect at Your Initial Consultation
Your initial consultation is the most important hour you’ll spend with attorneys Grace Chisholm or Stephanie Aretz. At this first meeting, we will discuss your immigration matter with you and will answer all your questions, based upon the information you are able to provide to us. Once we are able to review the facts and issues of your case, we will discuss how Aretz & Chisholm the process and costs involved. If Aretz & Chisholm Immigration is available to assist you in your immigration matter, we will prepare an engagement agreement describing the work that will be performed on your behalf as well as the fees and costs associated with your case.
Do I Need An Attorney to Help Me?
Immigration law is said to be the 2nd most complex area of law in the United States, behind tax law. Because of this, the “filling out” of seemingly straight-forward forms by non-attorneys can result in devastating consequences to an individual. Immigration attorneys have gone to law school and are trained in the practice of immigration law. We possess a license to practice law and are ethically obligated to protect our clients’ rights and zealously represent their interests. An active and experienced immigration attorney stays on top of daily changes to the immigration laws and is familiar with the ins and outs of working with local Immigration Judges, Immigration Officers, and other attorneys.
On the contrary, a notario or “immigration consultant” is an unlicensed individual who advertises that they can assist individuals in immigration matters. In reality, these businesses are making money off of immigrants and their families by charging for simply filling out forms. It is against the law for these people, who do not have a lawyer’s license, to provide immigration advice to individuals. Furthermore, the advice they do provide is often wrong and can lead to the loss of immigration status and/or removal proceedings being initiated against an individual. Finally, notarios cannot appear in immigration court to represent an individual. Therefore, if the notario files your papers with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and makes an error that causes you to be placed in removal proceedings, the notario cannot help you. If you or someone you know has been the victim of immigration notario fraud, please contact Attorney Regulation through the Colorado Supreme Court at http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/Regulation/UPL.htm
If you are ready to schedule an initial consultation to review your immigration legal matter, call attorneys Grace Chisholm or Stephanie Aretz at (303) 495-2013.