Should I hire a lawyer or not?


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Hi everybody! Quick question here.

I’ve been doing lot’s of research and am trying to decide whether or not to find an immigration lawyer to help me file our application.

A little background:
I am an American citizen and my husband (we just got married! :tada:) is from Costa Rica. He’s here on an active F-1 student visa while going to school. I know I need to file a i485 and an i130, but don’t know what else I need to prepare. What other forms do I need? Do we need to attach wedding photos? I’m sure I could figure it all out with enough research, but wanted to get some feedback from people that have gone through the process before. Is it worth it to hire a lawyer to do all this? Or should we take the time to do it ourselves?

Thanks!
-Claudia