Immigration woes affect physical custody

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Missouri residents may be as confused as the rest of the nation as they attempt to keep up with the recent changes to immigration laws. Many people are aware that some immigrants have lost physical custody of their children as they attempt to clear up their immigration status. Many of these children are taken into government foster care, and the matter can be complicated to sort.

When the immigration status of a parent is called into question, he or she may have the option to allow a family member to care for his or her children who are already in the country. Many families are afraid to take advantage of this offer because they fear that naming a family member to care for their children may call the family member’s status into question as well. Many parents allow their children to be taken into foster care because they are under the impression it will help them remedy their legal woes quickly.

Many immigrants have reported that, even after their legal matters have been adjudicated, they have had trouble getting their children back. Many state that the process necessary to regain custody is confusing. When parents find themselves overwhelmed and frightened, they should know that legal help is available.

Missouri parents who are facing a matter of physical custody in court may want to contact an attorney. An attorney may be able to help a parent understand the process necessary to establish, change or enforce a custody order. Parents should not have to face the court system alone as they struggle to complete the necessary requirements for obtaining child custody.

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