For immigrants, a divorce is not always the worst aspect of divorces. In many instances, a divorce has no impact on current immigration status or future immigration applications for benefits.
Yet, navigating the issues of family court proceedings is often like tip-toeing through a field of landmines. One misstep and permanent residency or citizenship dreams are shattered.
Most immigrants in family court, however, are unaware of what is at stake.
Anything you say or write, anything your spouse says or writes, or anything the judge makes a factual finding about, could be utilized by immigration officals to deny immigration benefits and lead to deportation.