As first appeared in the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section – New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 38, No. 1 – October 2017
by Ronald Lieberman
As family law practitioners, we are involved in some of the most private aspects of our client’s lives. Unfortunately, those aspects are not always positive. This author would venture to say that most family law practitioners have been involved in cases where one party or the other, or even both parties, have faced substance abuse issues. With the recent focus in the news on the opioid addiction issue, this author was struck by a new bill signed into law in June in New Hampshire, which provided that grandparents will receive preference in child custody cases involving drug or alcohol abuse by either or both parents.1 Read more> see page 6.