While an attorney is not required for your petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), there are some important reasons you should consider hiring one.
There are some distinct requirements that are necessary to establish that you qualify for a green card under VAWA. An attorney can look at your situation before you even begin the application process and determine whether you have a chance of being successful in your application. If you’re not eligible for VAWA, the attorney may find another visa program you can consider.
Applying for VAWA doesn’t just involve filling out a few forms and hoping for approval. You must provide concrete evidence establishing all of the necessary elements in order to qualify. This can be complicated, and you may not know exactly what is necessary to prove your case. An attorney, especially one with experience in VAWA cases, can help determine exactly what evidence is necessary to establish your case. This attorney may be able to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to your evidentiary needs.
An attorney can help you gather all the evidence you need for your application. It is not always easy for an abused immigrant to obtain the documentation that is necessary. An attorney will know where to go and how to obtain what you need. In addition, an attorney can help draft necessary declarations to help you establish things such as your good moral character. It is important that these declarations be written clearly and persuasively in order to ensure your approval.
An abused immigrant may not always have a safe place to keep their documentation away from their abusive spouse. An attorney can keep everything at their office. In addition, the attorney can be the one who requests the documents which means your spouse may never know that you’re putting together an application.
If you’re considering a VAWA petition, you should consider a strategy session with an experienced VAWA attorney. At Serving Immigrants, we have the experience and compassion you need. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a strategy session.