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Hello, everyone

We are going to have our AOS interview next month, we finished all the forms ourselves and did not hire an attorney, Yet my husband thinks that it may be better to have an attorney to be in the interview, but I am thinking that if we have an attorney only in the interview yet not with us from the beginning of the AOS application, will that cause the interview officer's concern and make him or her think that our case has a problem so we have an attorney in the interview? Please give some advice, and share your experience if you have any situation before like ours. Thank you in advance!

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An attorney is not required to be present with you in the interview, and if you got this far without hiring one, I don't see any reason why you should now. Is there any reason why you would think you need one, for example some difficulty with your case or some reason why you should be denied AOS? You need to provide a little more information as to why you would think you need a lawyer.

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Do they even allow attorneys in with you for the interview? What would be the point of having one, when they are not allowed to speak? Just so it looks like you got the big guys with you, so quicker approval? Doubt it.

They ask all the questions to you & your husband. An attorney will not be asked questions, or allowed to interject when you guys are being questioned by the officer. So I say its pointless.

And I also think it would look a little suspicious. Like you made it this far by yourselves, why get the attorney now... this is what I think the interviewer may think.

I say go by yourselves, and hug & kiss the whole time to make the interviewer sick of seeing all the lovey dovey stuff and just approve you asap to get outta there. :D


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Why would your husband think it would be better and what does he think an attorney could do for you in the interview?

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attorneys are allowed to attend and speak like the dr said.

Nanusia-if you didn't have an attorney at all, or had one but they didn't come with you to the interview, you shouldn't really comment.

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