Peregrine Law Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What type of payment is accepted?
Peregrine Law accepts cash, checks and credit cards. The credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Payment plans are available upon request. Clients can submit payment online through the Peregrine Law website's secure Payment Portal.
How much can I expect to spend on my immigration case?
In general, immigration matters are billed on a "flat fee" basis. In other words, in most cases you will know the total amount of attorney's fees and costs before you retain the firm in your case. However, we do not quote fixed fees prior to the consultation, because the range can vary widely depending on many factors, including, but not limited to: (1) the complexity of the case; (2) the number of dependents, i.e. spouse, children, etc.; (3) any prior immigration history; (4) any prior criminal history; (5) the immigration status of family members; (6) recent changes to the law; and (7) recent trends in adjudication. After the consultation, Attorney Montavon-McKillip will prepare a written agreement for your review and acceptance, setting forth the attorney's fees and initial costs required in your case.
How are fees determined?
In general, fees are determined based on the attorney's assessment of the amount of time required to prepare your case. Peregrine Law is not a "cookie-cutter" or "one-size-fits-all" firm; instead, we evaluate your case based on the specific factors and details in your case. Please feel free to ask Attorney Montavon-McKillip for an explanation of how the fees were determined in your case, after the initial consultation.
Why is the firm called "Peregrine Law"?
"Peregrine" describes something that has a tendency to wander, such as the peregrine falcon. However, as J.R.R. Tolkien noted, "not all those who wander are lost." Peregrine comes from the Middle French peregrin, and Latin peregrinus, meaning "foreign," and is associated with the English word "pilgrim," connotating a holy journey based on faith. Attorney Montavon-McKillip has represented people who have chosen to make the U.S. their home for many different reasons – family, opportunity, freedom – all of them valid and commendable. (And if this is not a sufficient explanation for you, it should be noted that Andrea Montavon-McKillip is a dual English and Spanish major, and a bit of a Scrabble junkie.)
How long will the consultation last?
You should expect to spend 45-60 minutes discussing your case with Ms. Montavon-McKillip. Consultations are scheduled for one hour. See our Consultation Policy for more details.
What do I need to bring with me to the initial consultation?
At a minimum, you should bring your passport, green card (if applicable), and a form of payment for the $100 consultation fee. If Attorney Montavon-McKillip would like you to bring any additional materials to the appointment, she will contact you directly to advise you what to bring.
Does the firm have any weekend or evening appointments?
The last daily weekday appointment is 4:00 p.m., but Peregrine Law does offer a limited number of Saturday appointments on the second Saturday of each month.
Where is the office located?
The firm address is 7900 Nova Drive, Suite 205, Davie, Florida 33324. The office is located in Davie, Florida, just southof I-595 and west of South University Drive. It is located on the southwest corner of South University Drive and Nova Drive. If traveling south on University Drive, turn right onto Nova Drive, take the first left, and then another immediate left into the parking lot. Parking is free. Please take the elevator or stairs to the second floor, Suite 205, and check in with the receptionist.See our Contact page for more information.
Why does the attorney need my email address?
Ms. Montavon-McKillip may email you a questionnaire prior to your appointment so that she can gather some information about your case ahead of time. This way you will be able to make the best use of your time with the attorney and get all of your questions answered, instead of spending time going over basic information.
I don't have an email address (or I prefer not to receive emails). Can she send me the questionnaire by regular mail or by fax?
Ms. Montavon-McKillip will mail or fax you the questionnaire, if you prefer. So that your responses are received before your appointment, please fax your responses, if necessary. The fax number is (954) 301-3701.