Hello everyone, I registered here because I red online that this is the best place to get honest information about all kind of immigration cases.
I will try to write my story in short text and my main question is do I need to get a attorney/lawyer for my case?
I came to USA in 2010 with ESTA waiver from Lithuania. My father lives illegally here since 2000. My waiver was only for 90 days and I overstayed my visa.
A year ago I got married to an US Citizen. I'm 24 years old she is 23 years old. We want to get me a green card. I went to couple places and one place wants to charge me $3000 for filling everything+coming to interview and another guy ask $1900 but he isn't even attorney he just has an agency that does lots of stuff.
By looking online and emailing these two persons I collected a lot of information and we got almost all papers ready. We brought all papers to one of them but then decided to take it back thinking that we might try by ourselves.
Please if someone were in the same boat as me and did everything by themselves please share the information with me and help me out. I live in Hamptons NY thats why all legal services are sky rocked in pricing. I understand that doing everything by ourselves will take more time but hey I've been illegal here for 5 years. I can wait another few months or more. My main question would be if we make a mistake somewhere or we miss our on a document how complicated situation could get? And if we messed everything up could we just get a lawyer then to help us out? Again, I came here under ESTA Waiver for 90 days. My wife don't make enough so we will have a joint sponsor. Which exact forms I would need to fill? I would really appreciate some feedback on procedures and step-by-step information on how we could work it out by ourselves.