Best Practices Guide to Screening for Immigration Consequences In New York Family Court, with Supporting Materials

The best practices guide and supporting materials below are designed to help family court counsel identify when to work with an immigration attorney in a client’s case and navigate the complexities of incorporating immigration concerns into their representation.

Actions taken in family court, such as admissions to non-citizen status, findings that the respondent has violated an order of protection, or findings of
abuse and neglect, may lead directly to immigration consequences. Respondents in family court may also suffer immigration consequences through criminal proceedings that are concurrent to the family court case. By consulting with an immigration expert early in a case and using the materials below, counsel can provide accurate and valuable advice to their clients.

Appendix of Supporting Materials: