How We Handle Family Immigration Cases
Our firm has successfully handled family immigration cases for years. We are proud to help immigrants to our great country get into the United States legally through a variety of methods. Immigrants are hard-working and deserve the chance to succeed regardless of their country of origin. Our team includes several native Spanish speakers, and we are happy to visit with you in Spanish or English about your current situation or that of a family member in a family immigration consultation. While the immigration laws and system can seem complex and overwhelming, having the help of an experienced attorney can make all the difference in your application success. We care about families and want to help yours succeed!
Working With Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough
Working with our law firm will start out with you sending us an email, submitting a contact form, or calling our office phone number. You will then speak with or meet with one of our experienced family immigration team members for an initial consultation where we will ask important questions to learn more about the facts of your unique situation and get a better understanding of the needs of your family. You should keep and bring with you all documentation you have received from any government agency, work records and pay stubs, personal identification documents and cards from both your home country and the United States, and anything else that could be helpful and relevant to your case.
After the initial consultation, the process of working together will vary based on the type of matter or matters involved. Some immigration cases are straightforward and some involve multiple issues and might be more complex. Our team will explain the type of visa, citizenship, or other immigration status best suited for your family, what your legal rights are, how we can help you through the process, and how long that process should take.
Even with our decades of experience in handling immigration cases, the laws regarding immigration continue to change. This means immigration cases may take more or less time than we anticipate, depending on how complex the application is and what recent legal changes have been made. We stay up-to-date with how the United States government as well as individual state governments are implementing new laws or changing existing ones in order to advise our clients on the best course of action.
Common Types of Family Immigration Cases
The United States recognizes two main categories of family immigration cases – “immediate relative” and “family preference.” Immediate relatives are spouses, children under the age of 21, adopted orphans, and parents. While our firm handles most types of family immigration matters, the most common services we provide include:
- Helping a foreign-born spouse of a U.S. citizen obtain a green card based on marriage
- Helping U.S. citizens who want to marry non-citizens obtain K-1 visas to bring their partners to the U.S. for a wedding
- Helping citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. petition for immigrant visas for certain family members
Even if you or your loved one doesn’t fall into the defined categories for family immigration, there are additional options available. For instance, visas may be issued for a variety of reasons, including for educational studies to an American school or for an exchange program, temporary business visits, medical treatment, religious work, and more.
Additionally, we can help with numerous other types of immigration cases, from asylum cases to refiling rejected applications. We can help refugees, asylum seekers, citizens, legal permanent residents, and more, including:
- Facilitating visas for domestic violence victims
- Adjustment of status for undocumented immigrants / applying for a green card
- Waivers of inadmissibility
- The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)
- VAWA cases
- Suspension of deportation or removal cases
We are happy to talk to you about you situation and give you advice on the best way to proceed. If you’re not sure whether your loved ones qualify for a family-based visa, contact us for more information, and we can help you navigate the complex immigration laws and come up with the right solution for you and your family.
Amarillo Family Immigration Lawyers
The family immigration visa process can be very complicated, given the number of requirements and the number of documents that must be submitted. Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough can give you and your family members peace of mind in undertaking the difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming process of adjusting a loved one’s immigration status. Once hired, we will take over the application process from beginning to end while keeping you informed, taking the stress off of you and your family during the process. If you need assistance obtaining a family-based immigration visa for your relative or relatives, contact us today.