Did not use the lawyer, most of them are pretty ignorant of Fulbright waivers.
I was married for 8 years at the time I applied - did not even mention my marriage to USC. I honestly believed it can hurt my case. Read my posts above - you have to make a case which follows this - "the reasons given for requesting the waiver outweigh the program and foreign policy considerations."
There are a couple other threads in this forum that deal with Fulbrighters, read them carefully - marriage + kids does not appear to make a difference. If your country has local Fulbright Commission - they will make a decision so investigate that as well.
Good luck and post your progress.
June 13 - Approval received
June 07 - I-612 Approval mailed
June 05 - I-612 NoA
May 31 - USCIS received DoS's Recom.
Recommendation Sent April 27, 2006
Sponsor Views Received April 26, 2006
Request for Sponsor Views Sent April 05, 2006
No Objection Statement Received March 30, 2006
Form DS-3035/Form DS-2019/Fee/Passport Data Page/ Statement Of Reason/CV Received March 23, 2006