Cases & Deals

Mother of unaccompanied minor granted sole managing conservatorship by district court

Clients Mother of unaccompanied minor

Jones Day represented the mother of an unaccompanied minor before the Denton County District Court in order to successfully obtain the sole managing conservatorship needed for the child to apply for legal status in the United States. Working in conjunction with a local human rights organization, Jones Day successfully petitioned the court to declare that it was in the child's best interest to remain in the United States with the mother and her family, rather than return to El Salvador, where the child had been threatened with gang violence and abandoned by her father.