Case Evaluation: By telephone or email
You may contact us during business hours to evaluate your case, at no cost. You will provide basic information on your case and describe your short-term objectives and long-term goals. If our services and availability match your needs, we will offer general information and suggestions, as well as point you to our articles and videos covering your particular issue.
If your case is outside our areas of emphasis, you might not receive a response due to the high volume of inquiries we receive daily.
The case evaluation is to find out what you want to achieve and whether we have the expertise you need. It also helps you to decide whether Dyan Williams Law PLLC is the best counsel for you.
Consultation in U.S. Immigration matters: By telephone, by video (Skype), or in person. Flat fee: $150 (standard)/$250 (standard) for telephone & video (Skype) consultation | $200 (standard)/$300 (premium) for in-person consultation.
If you wish to receive guidance beyond what we offer in a case evaluation – and you aren’t ready to hire us or we need an in-depth discussion to further assess your case – a consultation is the next step.
We provide consultations routinely by telephone or by video (Skype). We accommodate in-person consultations when you prefer this method and your case fits within our areas of expertise and emphasis.
The consultation fee in U.S. Immigration matters is:
- $150 for standard telephone or video consultation
- $250 for premium telephone or video consultation (includes legal research and/or document review for more complicated matters)
- $200 for standard in-person consultation in Downtown Minneapolis area
- $300 for premium in-person consultation in Downtown Minneapolis area (includes legal research and/or document review for more complicated matters)
Most consultations take up to an hour. But no matter how much time it takes, you will get reliable answers on the matter at hand.
Prior to confirming the date and time of your scheduled consultation, you will receive a Consultation Form to fill out and return to us with your payment.
During our in-depth discussion, we will discuss the critical aspects of your situation, describe your options, assess the strengths and weaknesses in your case, and decide on a way forward. We can also quote you the fee for representing you in your matter, if you wish to hire us and we want to accept your case.
You receive tremendous value from the advice and guidance we provide in a consultation. You get peace of mind knowing you received trustworthy information and insightful tips, based on the current facts and law.
We offer consultations (up to one hour) during specific time blocks:
Telephone/Skype: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 to 8:00 am and 6:30 to 7:30 pm CT; and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm CT.
In-person in the Downtown Minneapolis area: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 9:00 am and 6:45 to 7:45 pm CT; and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm CT.
[Note: Saturday consultations are rare and are offered as a last resort only.]
UPDATE, March 20, 2020: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are not scheduling in-person consultations until further notice. Scheduled consultations and meetings with attorney Dyan Williams continue to be available by telephone or video.
Check out our immigration blog, The Legal Immigrant, and answers to FAQs to see the valuable information we give away for free. Imagine how much more you would get in a consultation, which focuses on you and your specific needs.
Full Representation (Best Type of Representation)
When you hire Dyan Williams Law for full representation, we handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. We are with you every step of the way to navigate through obstacles and difficulties, explain things to you without the legal-speak, and figure out workable solutions.
If you wish to file a marriage-based application for adjustment to permanent resident status, we give you a list of required forms, documents and filing fees; finalize and file your petition or application on your behalf; prepare you for the USCIS interview; and attend the interview with you.
If you need to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility to receive a nonimmigrant visa or immigrant visa/green card, we guide you on the documents and information to present; review and finalize your written testimony; and prepare a legal memorandum explaining how you qualify for the waiver and deserve to get it.
Limited Representation (Next Best Type of Representation)
If you’re a DIY (do-it-yourself) person or don’t want to go all out in hiring an attorney, we offer unbundled service/limited representation when possible. This means you handle the simpler parts of your case, while we handle the more complicated parts.
We can assist you with specific aspects of your case, such as review the application packet you prepared before you submit it to USCIS, prepare a Response to a Notice of Intent to Deny or Request for Evidence on an application/petition you filed with USCIS, prepare you for a USCIS interview, attend the interview with you, and provide recommendations and solutions on specific issues.
Hiring Dyan Williams Law PLLC
We offer flexible fee arrangements, including flat fees and value-added fees. We typically offer a flat fee payment plan so you know the exact sum you will pay for the agreed-upon scope of services.
If we agree to work with each other, we will provide a written agreement that specifies the fee and the scope of the work we will do for you. Representation begins after we receive the signed agreement and your initial payment.