After some research and a couple of free consultations, my fiancée and I have decided that we will apply for a K-1 visa for me (Italian wanting to emigrate to the USA). We were mostly set on hiring an immigration lawyer, but a common friend who has gone through the process suggested that it's not necessary and we should maybe save that money.
We do have the money to pay for both the Visa and a lawyer, but saving $2000+ is still not something we would be fully opposed to. I have read the step by step guide for the application process multiple times and it doesn't seem impossible. On the other hand I have been known not to be the best person to work my way through bureaucracy and we have heard some less than happy stories of mistakes or imprecisions, that led to relevant amounts of extra money spent to fix the issue, or even to the revocation of immigrant status.
Is the lawyer's fee - flat fee by the way, which helps at least - worth it, or are we being overly cautions? I would ideally like to hear from people who have gone through the same process without assistance from a lawyer, but anyone's informed opinion is welcome!