Family Law

Family Law News Issue 2, 2020, Volume 42, No. 2

Substantively Addressing Substance Abuse

Shannon Wolfrum, CFLS

Shannon K. Wolfrum has been an attorney for 15 years, practicing family law exclusively for the duration of her career. Ms. Wolfrum is a Certified Family Law Specialist. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Contra Costa Bar Association for the past five years and is the current President of the Board. She has organized all continuing education on child custody for the past three years for the Contra Costa Bar Association and recently taught a program on child custody for CEB OnDemand. She is a member of California Women Lawyers and the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association.

The phone rings. Your client is calling to tell you one of those things you do not want to hear:

In family law, these statements may not shock us, but there are few primers on how to approach the issue. This article is an overview to assist you in substantively working with your client and the court in relation to substance abuse and child custody.

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