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    Default Using a Lawyer vs. a Paralegal

    I was just curious how helpful a lawyer can be in filing the papers for a marriage-based greencard? Is this something that can be successfully done independently? I read somewhere lawyer/attorney clients are processed faster than individuals filing? Are paralegals included in this classification? Also, from the time I file an adjustment of status, how much time will it take until this is acknowledged? [ie. My status expires in three months, if I adjust my status at the end of this month how long until the adjustment is acknowledged?]

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    Default Re: Using a Lawyer vs. a Paralegal

    I was just curious how helpful a lawyer can be in filing the papers for a marriage-based greencard?
    A lawyer can double check all of your documents for accuracy, pointing out and helping correct any discrepancies and making sure you've included all requested information.

    In that pile of paperwork, it's easy to miss something.

    I read somewhere lawyer/attorney clients are processed faster than individuals filing?
    Not true. Processing is on a first come, first served basis.
    Also, from the time I file an adjustment of status, how much time will it take until this is acknowledged?
    Acknowledgment that the forms have been received? About 3 to 6 weeks. Actual processing may take a year (and in some cases, slightly longer.)

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