Can I change my immigration lawyer after an I 130 has been filed? 9 Answers as of December 21, 2010

I would like to know if it is possible to change the lawyer after an I 130 has been filed. We are not happy with the guy that helped us filing the I 130. Can that be done? Can the new lawyer get all the papers on the case and just take over? Thank!

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
The answer is yes. Just file a new G-28 form with the new attorney's signature on it. And then notify the former attorney you are terminating him, and get a new contract with the new attorney. Best to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/21/2010
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.
Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A. | Carlos Sandoval
Yes, you can change your attorney at any time. The new attorney just have to file a new G-28 to appear as attorney of record in your case.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 12/11/2010
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
Yes, you can always switch attorneys.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you might have.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/9/2010
Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC
Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC | Kirk A. Carter
Yes, you have the right to change your lawyer at any time, and your former lawyer must provide you or your new attorney with a copy of your complete file if you instruct him to do so. Failure to do this violates the rules of professional conduct in most states and can be a ground for disbarment.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 12/7/2010
Marie Michaud Attorney At Law
Marie Michaud Attorney At Law | Marie Michaud
Yes, you can change your attorney at any time, for any reason. The new lawyer can get the file from the previous lawyer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/6/2010
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