Berry Moorman Attorney and Shareholder John J. Schrot, Jr., recently paneled a Continuing Legal Education webinar on the topic of substance use and abuse and its impact on child custody determinations.

John Schrot and Jessica Prince, Policy Counsel at the Bronx Defenders, outlined the constantly evolving questions about traditional judicial approaches to abuse and addiction.  Some topics for discussion were how substance abuse is used as a basis for child protective services investigations, how a parent’s use of legal substances impact custody determinations, and implications for parents in different jurisdictions with different legality constructs.

Mr. Schrot’s legal career has predominantly focused on family law and other complex civil litigation matters.  He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations, commercial transactions/litigation, employment law, real estate, insurance, construction, securities, corporate law, arbitration, and other intricate personal and contractual relationships.

For the past 40 years, Mr. Schrot has been helping business people and their spouses through complex divorces. He is known for handling high-stakes divorce, and for keeping clients’ cases private.  Mr. Schrot helps families achieve amicable divorces while ensuring clients receive their fair share and/or protection of their children.