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Thank you to our client, who left this excellent 5-star review for L&M attorney +Jennifer Varughese on Avvo. Thank you to our client, and congratulations to Ms. Varughese and paralegal +Maria Ornelas on a job well done!

★★★★★ I got in touch with Jennifer Varughese last year after reading her reviews in Avvo. At the time I met her, I was already working with another Lawyer but not happy with the existing lawyer's ability to write effectively. This is an incredibly important aspect given that almost every immigration matter is contested administratively using written documents (affidavits, legal briefs etc.). Also, the original lawyer was 4 hours away and that added unneeded headache on my part when trying to get an in-person appointment. I am very glad I made a decision to meet Jennifer. As soon as I walked out of her office, I knew I was going to retain her as my counsel and I'm very glad that I did. It changed the course of my case with a positive outcome. It's also worth noting that I met with 4 immigration lawyers prior to settling with Jennifer as my counsel.

Without getting into too much detail, my case was related to N400 application that took almost 4 years to get resolved. During the N-400 application process, I had to respond to a NOID, followed by a Denial Letter, and finally followed up by a N-336 hearing. During the hearing, Jennifer represented me and help me argue my case with the immigration officer (IO). After the hearing, IO was satisfied to a point where he reversed the prior denial and adjudicated my case in my favor. My case had an extensive factual events that went back almost 17 years. From the get-go I knew the USCIS had misinterpreted some of the facts in my case, but in order to meet all the burden I needed someone who can concisely and precisely articulate the factual events in the context of Immigration Law. In my opinion, this is an important aspect of administrative law and should be considered my everyone who is dealing with the USCIS.

Jennifer is an excellent writer. She has an uncanny ability to take an event or fact from your case and concisely articulate that event along with the immigration law within her legal brief. Trust me, not everyone has the ability to articulate the fact in the context of law. This ability to write gives you an excellent legal advantage, especially if your case is complicated and extensive.

Other benefits I have observed by Hiring Jennifer:

1. Jennifer and her team are extremely professional. You go to see a lawyer when you're in distress and need help. You definitely do not want to hire someone who is unprofessional and gives you run around for your money.

2. Very honest while charging time against your case. I'm very impressed on how transparent and thorough their billing process is.

3. Communication! Jennifer and her team are excellent at keeping their clients posted on the status of the case. During the time Jennifer worked on my case, she frequently emailed me or call me with any questions that she had. I really like the fact that she was getting the information directly from me and not through her paralegal(s). IMO, this was very impressive and equally effective pertaining my case.

4. Interview Preparation - Jennifer also took time to go over some of the possible questions that could be asked during the hearing. I felt that I was ready after our preparation meeting was over.

5. Detail Oriented - During my hearing, I forgot to mention my travel/re-entry dates going back 10 years. This fact was important because it could have given information to the IO to adjudicate my case sooner in my favor. Without any delay, she wrote a follow up note the very next day and faxed it the USCIS office in care of IO and I received my Oath letter 4 weeks later. I finally became a citizen of the United States as I've wanted for many years. I can finally participate in the political process after living in this country for 17 years. Now it really feels like home.

Finally, I would highly recommend Jennifer Varughese to anyone who needs an immigration counsel due to her expertise, attention to detail and ability to understand your situation and build a case that is most appropriate.

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Thank you to our client, who left this outstanding 5-star review for L&M attorney +Matthew Smith on Avvo. Thank you to our client, and congratulations to Mr. Smith and paralegal +Caitlin Wilkinson on a job well done!

★★★★★ So I usually do not write reviews but I have to say he was great, he answered all my questions, stayed on top of things, helped me stay calm, corrected me in a good way (which I needed). He took control of everything and made me feel safe and he was just very confident. So THANK YOU AGAIN MATTHEW SMITH! His whole team was an honor to work with again. Caitlyn was very good as soon as she got paperwork she would send them to me. She was on top of everything. A million words can't explain how I feel and I am so happy I found Matthew I will be referring him.

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Thank you to our client, who left this fantastic 5-star review for Livesay & Myers, P.C. Thank you to our client, and congratulations to attorney +Matthew Smith and paralegal +Caitlin Wilkinson on a job well done!

★★★★★ Matthew and his team were great. They were on top of everything. They were very helpful & professional. He was confident in everything he did. They knew what they were doing. He was very considerate & mindful regarding lawyer fees. Caitlin was on top of it as well. She sent me all my paperwork I got as she got it. I will definitely be referring him. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

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Thank you to our client Kelly Shaffer, who left this terrific 5-star review for Livesay & Myers, P.C. Thank you to Ms. Shaffer, and congratulations to attorney +Caitlin Higgins and paralegal +Michelle Evans on a job well done!

★★★★★ I went to Livesay & Myers and worked with Ms. Caitlin Higgins and her paralegal Michelle Evans. During the consultation, Ms. Higgins was very informative and made sure to set clear and realistic expectations. I also found it commendable that she gave me tips on how to save money and get the most "bang for my buck." Both Ms. Higgins and Ms. Evans were very responsive to emails and phone calls and I was never left wondering the status of my case. Ms. Higgins and Ms. Evans assisted me with a Separation Agreement to include marital property and custody of a minor child. Their expertise and level of effort led to a very favorable outcome from my perspective.

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Thank you to our client, who left this great 5-star review for L&M attorney +Jenna Maresco on Avvo. Thank you to our client, and congratulations to Ms. Maresco and paralegal +Michelle Evans on a job well done!

★★★★★ After being a step-father for 26 years, I adopted my two adult children. Ms. Maresco and the entire staff of Livesay and Myers were outstanding. Although a fairly routine matter, Ms. Maresco kept us up to date as things progressed and patiently explained every step. I recommend her without hesitation.

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In her latest article, L&M attorney +Jenna Maresco explains the process of divesting jurisdiction from J&DR court to circuit court in Virginia family law cases.

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Thank you to our client Ms. Khorasani, who left this wonderful 5-star review for L&M attorney +Laila Raheen on Avvo. Thank you to Amy, and congratulations to Ms. Raheen and paralegal +Margaret Stanley on a job well done!

★★★★★ Ms. Laila Raheen and Ms. Margaret Stanley handled my divorce case for the past year. They were both incredibly professional and very kind. Although I was going through a very painful time in my life they worked with me through it and helped me resolve my case in the easiest way possible. After hearing horror stories from others I was worried about what lawyer I would hire for my case. I am very glad that I chose Ms. Raheen. Every email of mine was replied to in the same day and if I called I could speak directly with Ms. Stanley about any of my concerns. I would certainly recommend Livesay and Myers to others.

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Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Cases. In her latest article, L&M attorney +Caitlin Higgins explains how to use service by publication to proceed with a divorce in Virginia, where one spouse's whereabouts are unknown.

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Thank you to our client Amy, who left this excellent 5-star review for L&M attorney +Laila Raheen on Avvo. Thank you to Amy, and congratulations to Ms. Raheen and paralegal +Margaret Stanley on a job well done!

★★★★★ Ms. Raheem and her paralegal Margaret Stanley handled all aspects of my divorce. They communicated the process and kept me up to date throughout. They were always available to answer questions.

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In her latest article, L&M attorney +Laila Raheen explains how to determine gross income for child support purposes in Virginia, where one party has income and expenses from a rental property.
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