On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Missouri families are venturing into 2020 with high hopes and noble goals. Certainly, no parent ever plans for matters in the home to go badly. Sometimes, a parent is unable to properly care for a child, and the situation may become a matter of family law.
Recently, a documentary series exposed the plight of children placed in the nationwide foster care system. Some children are removed from the care of their parents only to be neglected in foster care. Others age out of the system and have no resources to help them become established and successful adults. Though many factors are cited as potential causes, lawmakers want to focus on solutions.
Several politicians from Missouri, including the governor, are trying to bring awareness to the suffering of children within the state’s foster care programs. Though it is certainly a step in the right direction, it may take years to implement the changes many experts deem necessary for the well-being of the children in question. A parent can lose custody of a child for many reasons, but such cases are handled by a court of family law.
In some cases, a close friend or relative may be willing to care for a child who does not have an adequate home environment. A person wishing to learn more about the legal process necessary to do so might want to consult a knowledgeable attorney. An attorney who has experience in family law can help an interested party learn what needs to be done and help explain to a court why a familiar face may be in the best interest of a child. Children deserve a loving and nurturing environment under the guardianship of a person who can provide safety and care, and an attorney can fight not only for a client but for the child as well.