Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
natasha  peter

WHY ARE K1 LAWYERS SO LAZY

25 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Country: Canada
Timeline

HI ALL,

seems like most of us are frustrated with our lawyers ,i have 2 questions here ,all suggestions are welcome--

why are lawyers so lazy for k1?WHAT THEY WANT TO PROVE --UNPROFESSIONALISM AT ITS HIGHEST OR WHAT ?

the attitude they carry is --i care a damn>>//WHY SHOULD we undergo so much hassle and pay them for?

Is it case for k1 or with all type visas i wonder?

lack of compassion and empathy is all they show.

too much ranting .

chao

natasha & peter

Edited by natasha peter

5443.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Chile
Timeline

Doing it yourself and not using a lawyer saves alot of money and headaches, imo.


My blog

10/01/2005: Married in Toronto

02/15/2006: Began Canadian Immigration

09/19/2007: Withdrew CIC application (they still hadn't processed anything)

10/01/2007: Moved back to U.S.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IR-1 application through Montreal Consulate

10/26/2007: I-130 mailed to CA Service Center

10/29/2007: USPS confirmation of receipt of I-130

02/13/2008: NOA-1 received (107 days)

07/02/2008: I-130 approved

07/22/2008: AOS filed including EAD and AP

07/25/2008: NOA-1s for all 3 received

08/20/2008: Biometrics appointment

08/22/2008: Received RFE for Affadivit of Support and Medical

10/21/2008: Submitted I-865W in lieu of co-sponsor and medical info to NSC

11/14/2008: online case status not updated since filing of AOS in July 2008

01/20/2009: Received another RFE for Affadavit of Support Info

02/02/2009: Responded to RFE with brand new AOS based on 2008 tax return (if that doesn't shut them up, dunno what will)

02/19/2009: EAD card received in mail (no updates on Online Case Status ever made)

02/23/2009: AP received (again, no online updates)

02/26/2009: Received interview appointment letter for 4/6/09

04/06/2009: AOS approved for unconditional GC

04/21/2009: GC received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline

why are you using a lawyer if you don't like him? Waste of money.


K-1 Process

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28

I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05

I-129F RFE(s) :2007-10-28

RFE Reply(s) :2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28

NVC Received : 2007-12-20

NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays :P)

Consulate Received :2007/12/28 (Vancouver)

Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07

Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07

Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14

Interview Date :2008-02-11

Visa Received :2008-02-13

US Entry :2008-02-20

Marriage :2008-02-26

Wedding Ceremony: 2008-05-03

Adjustment of Status 4105.gif

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

RFE(s) : 2008-03-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Touched: 04/01 - 04/02 - 04/16 - 04/17 - 04/18 - 04/21 - 05/06 - 05/07 - 05/08

Transferred to CSC: 2008-04-30

APPROVED!! : 2008-06-18

Employment Authorization Document

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method :Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Approved: 2008-05-12

Advance Parole

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Approved: 2008-05-12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Complete and utter waste of money. (unless you have a very complicated case)

Do it yourself :thumbs:


Let's Keep the Song Going!!!

CANADA.GIFUS1.GIF

~Laura and Nicholas~

IMG_1315.jpg

Met online November 2005 playing City of Heroes

First met in Canada, Sept 22, 2006 <3

September 2006 to March 2008, 11 visits, 5 in Canada, 6 in NJ

Officially Engaged December 24th, 2007!!!

Moved to the U.S. to be with my baby on July 19th, 2008 on a K1 visa!!!!

***10 year green card in hand as of 2/2/2012, loving and living life***

Hmmm maybe we should move back to Canada! lol smile.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do think there are some cases that require a lawyer. Maybe you're one of them? Even so, no one should be treating you with disrespect. Is it possible you can stop working with him/her right now? If not, I'd have a talk with him/her about their attitude. I had a few problems with my divorce lawyer early on, and one time I made a specific appointment just to go in and talk to them about how I was feeling. It really cleared the air, and they apologized. Never hurts to let a professional know when you're not feeling valued as a client. Sorry to hear you're so frustrated.


carlahmsb4.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Good advice from Carla. Sometimes a simple talk clears things up!! We too used a laywer, she was good, but not worth the $2500!! Oh well,thats in the past!!


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

we used a lawyer.

basically, it was someone I could call and bother and ask how much longer until I found this website!


Feb 5 - lawyer sent in i 130 application.

march 28 -got the I-797 Notice of action for I 129F

May 8 - they sent 797 notice of action -a sking for information

June 20 - I 130 approved

July 31 - Fees paid and 168 affidavit of support sent

October 6 - They request more information - for CR1

October 18 - lawyer sent to them

November 2 case completed from NVC

November 16 - congressman calls - waiting for interview date

December 12 - congressman calls - interview has been set

Jan 29 INTERVIEW IN MONTREAL!!!

Missing some steps.. but getting there :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As previous posters have stated, this process can be do-it-yourself UNLESS you have a more "complicated" case (like a past convictions, to use just one example) OR if you feel better in knowing that a legal professional is handling your paperwork.

That said, do you feel your lawyer is incompetent, or is it just that he does not seem to 'care'? If it is just that he/she is not showing enough empathy....well the truth is, you are probably not his only client, nor is this his/her first case. Some lawyers are more detached than others, their only concern being to do what you hired him/her for, to process your paperwork and to give you legal advice.

However, if you feel that your lawyer is not competent, you always have the choice to stop working with him/her. I don't see from your post that your lawyer has made any mistakes in processing your case (as we've witnessed w/ some members here on VJ) but that could also be true. If so...you can always file a grievance report w/ your state's bar association while you're at it.

Good luck,

-P

Good luck,

-P


funny-dog-pictures-wtf.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Jamaica
Timeline

If the lawyer is treating you with disrespect and not doing what was promised, get on them. I would call and call and call and drop by and whatever else I had to do to get them moving. After all, you are paying that person for a service. If they aren't completing that service, then they need to refund your money.

That being said, after all that, I hope the lawyer was necessary in the first place.


Life's just a crazy ride on a run away train

You can't go back for what you've missed

So make it count, hold on tight find a way to make it right

You only get one trip

So make it good, make it last 'cause it all flies by so fast

You only get one trip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

I'd up the lawyer, I think they make it sound like this process needs them, but iot seems that most times, they're just in the way


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

my advice on this is , if you have extra cash to give away why not buy some timbits and a great coffee invite everyone from VJ for a day of great visa chat and sweets ,

tawk about everything and anything involved in visa process have a laugh when people type theyr accents ( like me lol )

get all the suport here without loosin a lota cash other then a few timbits

fire your liar ( oops I meen laywer ) we will help you get trough this who needs a liar when ya can have people help you with funny accents :yes:


 

129f for K1 visa filed in march 07 check my timeline for full info

03 March 2008 , received welcome letter and 2 year GC yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

22 NOV 2009 to lift condition GC expires 22 Feb 2010

24 Nov 09 send in I 751 ( ROC , in VT )

25 Nov 09 Your item was delivered at 12:10 PM in SAINT ALBANS, VT 05479 to INS .

30 Nov 09 Check Cashed

21 Dec 09 biometric

On March 9, 2010, we ordered production of your new card.

12 March 2010 received approval letter in mail

16 March 2010 10 year Green Card received in mail exp date March 09 / 2020

April 14/2017 send N400 

04/25/17 credit card charged 

04/25/17 e mail NOA send 

05/01/17 hard copy of NOA dated 04/25 received in mail

05/06/17 biometric hard copy in mail 

05/19/17 Biometric appointment in Hartford CT 

07/17/17 Inline for Interview 

07/24/17 Interview letter in mail 

08/24/17 Interview in Springfield MA ... Yes Aproved

09/14/17 Oath Ceremony .... done I am a US citizen

09/22/17 Applied for Passport ( per reg mail ) 

10/04/17 got passport in mail  

10/13/17 got certificate in mail  , updated status with social security office 

AM DONE YEAHHHHHHHHHHH 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline
my advice on this is , if you have extra cash to give away why not buy some timbits and a great coffee invite everyone from VJ for a day of great visa chat and sweets ,

tawk about everything and anything involved in visa process have a laugh when people type theyr accents ( like me lol )

get all the suport here without loosin a lota cash other then a few timbits

fire your liar ( oops I meen laywer ) we will help you get trough this who needs a liar when ya can have people help you with funny accents :yes:

I agree. Waste of time and money. Easy money for lawyers and most of them it appears make a mess of this process and only cause delays and headaches. Recent article in McClains Magazine about lawyers which was a good read.

Dale


03-30-07 I-129F Mailed

04-09-07 NOA 1

07-27-07 Touched

07-28-07 Received NOA2 approval email

08-06-07 Received letter from NVC

08-20-07 Fiance received Packet 3

08-22-07 Packet 3 sent to Montreal

09-17-07 Emailed Montreal to confirm forms were received

09-18-07 Received email form Montreal with interview date - November 7!!!!

09-19-07 Medical

09-24-07 Received Packet 4

11-07-07 Interview- Approved!!

11-13-07 Received Visa

11-15-07 Dale missed flight to TN due to Customs! :0

11-16-07 Dale flys to TN (take two)

11-30-07 Received SSN

12-08-07 Married

12-23-07 Mailed AOS Package

01-05-08 NOA 1 for AOS

01-17-08 Obtained Tennessee Drivers License

01-18-08 Biometrics for AOS

01-22-08 Notice of AOS transfer to California Service Center

02-20-08 EAD Approved

03-10-08 AOS approved..Welcome to the USA letter received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HI ALL,

seems like most of us are frustrated with our lawyers ,i have 2 questions here ,all suggestions are welcome--

why are lawyers so lazy for k1?WHAT THEY WANT TO PROVE --UNPROFESSIONALISM AT ITS HIGHEST OR WHAT ?

the attitude they carry is --i care a damn>>//WHY SHOULD we undergo so much hassle and pay them for?

Is it case for k1 or with all type visas i wonder?

lack of compassion and empathy is all they show.

too much ranting .

chao

natasha & peter

Dear Natasha & Peter,

You got me started...I completely agree.

What is it with immigration lawyers period.

A fiend uses one to assist with his green card/permanent residency, and he has to stay on top of it.

Things get mailed to wrong places, etc etc.

My experience is not that, but what i had hoped was a kick-azz, take-no-prisoners, pro-active lawyer.

We got a passive, uninformed, answered-almost-no-questions, ignored huge upcoming pitfalls, and did not prepare me/us of things to come (what was coming down the pipe).

Having just spewed all that, I am thank my lucky stars to have found this place: VJ!!

My sweetie never fully agreed with me and our lawyer employed.

I researched, read the Nolo book (I highly recommend this), talked with all of you wonder-full VJers, and found other couples through friends that has gone through K1 Visa shtuff.

I feel I am a much better "lawyer" than most of what I've witnessed, and would gladly offer my services in the future.

I have assisted friends of friends already and I am still learning.

Lazy lawyers??

Bahaha...must be par for the course.

In the future, to get my "green" card, friends have said that it would behoove me to get a lawyer to cut through the ####### and cut much time.

If I do not find the type of lawyer I described, I will not ever hire one again.

Had it not been for the one my sweetie found and hired, everything would have gone differently.

All of my ideas got swept under a rug and that was that.

Do I sound bitter??

:devil:


SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more thing:

I thought we'd be more comfortable handling my case with legal help due to my "checkered past" (as the CO called it, ha), and in the end I found much more real and informative help here on the VJ forums.

Some of the peops here helped me personally, and I am super grateful!!

:star: :star: :star:

Edited by SpiritAlight

SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...