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Lawyer stalling on filing ready I-130; normal? Why?

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I am a US citizen and hired a lawyer in May to handle the green card paperwork for my UK citizen wife. There are no complications in our situation; it's completely simple and routine.

 

The lawyer has stalled for weeks at every step. (We have provided all necessary documents and information promptly.) Finally, a month ago, everything was complete; I signed off on the completed I-130.

 

Since then she's been saying "I'm about to file" regularly, and still hasn't.

 

Is this common practice in the industry for some reason? I can't figure out how it's to her advantage.

 

Is there any reason not to fire her and mail the I-130 myself?

 

Is a suggestion that I will do that likely to cause her to do what she's been promising for months?

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I can't say if it's common or not, but there's absolutely no need for it. Once the paperwork is ready, you can file fine. Personally, it sounds like he's not taking the case seriously. If you have a simple case, no lawyer is needed. And coming from a low fraud country like the UK, you should be fine. Just read the guides and ask questions if you have any.

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Fire her and do it yourself. There is absolutely no reason why you need an attorney if your case is straightforward. We did the entire process start to finish, including my husband's citizenship, on our own. It is not a difficult process as long as you do your research.

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32 minutes ago, ambientglow said:

I am a US citizen and hired a lawyer in May to handle the green card paperwork for my UK citizen wife. There are no complications in our situation; it's completely simple and routine.

 

The lawyer has stalled for weeks at every step. (We have provided all necessary documents and information promptly.) Finally, a month ago, everything was complete; I signed off on the completed I-130.

 

Since then she's been saying "I'm about to file" regularly, and still hasn't.

 

Is this common practice in the industry for some reason? I can't figure out how it's to her advantage.

 

Is there any reason not to fire her and mail the I-130 myself?

 

Is a suggestion that I will do that likely to cause her to do what she's been promising for months?

We can't answer for your lawyer, you need to ask your lawyer, but it sounds like they are being a poopy head.

 

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I second others' recommendations on doing it on your own if you can. We did our process ourselves and it's really simple. Apart from having to gather documents at government offices (which you have to do with or without a lawyer), filling out and assembling our I-130 packet only took a couple of afternoons of teamwork between the wife and I. 

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