And I would avoid lawyers like the plague they are. Especially here.
I was able to get DR citizenship without a lawyer BECAUSE of questions I asked on DR1 and Lindsay (RIP) responded to with the correct procedure I did myself. Different stroke for different folks.
I do some of the simpler processes myself, I use lawyers for the more complicated areas. And to do all that filing of nonsense at every government department, there never seems to be a day when some organisation doesn't want a report on something.