Expand All | Collapse All

When you tell us you wish to move forward, we prepare and send a “Case Initiation Package” and send this to you – most often both by e-mail.

This package contains our cover letter with listings of what we need in terms of information and documentation, a digitally signed Attorney/Client Agreement spelling out the scope of our representation (what is “included”/what matter this covers) as well as legal fees and when they’re due, and Questionnaires to be completed by all parties (to gather the information we need to properly complete the forms).

When we receive the requested material back (including the retainer portion of the fee), we get started!

It depends on the item that’s missing.

We’ll always need completed versions of the Questionnaires we’ve sent to prepare the basic paperwork.

We’ll also need certain immigration documents: I-94s, visa stamps and passport information pages.

We may need other documents to proceed depending on the type of case (birth/marriage certificates, educational documents, corporate formation documents, etc.); it’s best to ask us on specific materials.

As discussed in our Attorney/Client Agreement, representation doesn’t begin (we don’t formally become your attorney) until the retainer portion of the legal fee specified in the Attorney/Client Agreement is received.